Let’s unbox these 7 Mind Blowing Paradoxes

A paradox is a self-contradictory phenomenon that has no logical reason for existence. However, they are very interesting and develop our critical thinking. Here is a list of most interesting paradoxes.

Omnipotence paradox
“Can God create a stone which He is unable to lift?” “Does God’s omnipotence and omniscience contradict each other?”

We can’t answer those with logic and hope that God knows what He is doing and has the free will to do it.
Ship of Theseus paradox

The mythical ship of Theseus on which he travelled from Crete to Athens was preserved by the Athenians and annually sent to Delos. However, each year, the boards were replaced before sending. Now, the question: is the ship same as that of Theseus? The modern version of this paradox is: If a person will remain the same, if his brain is transplanted by that of his clone?

Epimenides paradox

This New Testament paradox says: “The Cretan Epimenides claimed that all Cretans are liars.”
If the statement is true, then Epimenides himself is a liar and his statement can’t be true, and if he is a liar, then the statement is true.

The Grandfather Paradox

If a time traveller kills his grandfather before he met his grandmother, his parent won’t be born and as such, he won’t be born either. Hence, he could not go back in time to kill his grandfather. Then his parents will be born and he will be born to go back in time.

The Barber’s Paradox

A village council issued a directive prohibiting the village barber to shave such people who can shave themselves. What will the barber do, will he shave himself? If he does, then he won’t be eligible to shave himself. However, it is regarded as Pseudo-paradox as it contradicts Aristotle’s Principle of Identity.

Fermi paradox:

Physicist Enrico Fermi questioned the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence and asked why we can’t see any trace of them such as probes, spaceships or radio transmission. Here lies the paradox; logically, there must be such existence, but how can we not perceive them?
The only answer should be we don’t possess such equipment to perceive their existence.

Curry’s paradox

If we denote a statement by S, which says that “If S is true, then A is true.”
We don’t know if the statement is true. As, S is true, then A must be true.

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