In the Crocodile Paradox, a woman is crossing a bridge over a swamp when she trips and drops her baby into the water. The titular crocodile, hungry and mean, grabs the baby and climbs onto the bridge. The woman freezes in terror, and she nearly faints whe... When you're trying to prove something, nine times out of ten you aren't using only deduction, which is taking general rules and applying them to a specific case. Most of the time, you can't just take rules you already know and apply them- you have to find...3 participating The Unexpected Hanging Paradox makes you question what being ‘certain’ means. In the paradox, a prisoner is told on Sunday that he will be executed sometime that week. He is also told, however, that the day of the execution will be a ‘surprise’. Since he ...3 participating Good news, I finally figured out how to get this post to work! I got rid of the links and figured out the image thing. Here you go! Note: this is sometimes called a ‘problem’ and sometimes called a ‘paradox’, but whatever it is, it’s fun, so I’m doing it....2 participating Because that's where all the cool kids are, I guess? I'll post some short stuff over there every now and then, or maybe I won't. It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future.4 participating What’s your favorite number? I think that can say a lot about a person. Personally, my favorite natural number is 7, because it’s somehow inherently funny, don’t you think? Whenever someone asks me a question that requires a numerical answer- anything fro...4 participating So, I decided to write another one. It's about the Monty Hall paradox/problem, and I think it's pretty good, but for the life of me I can't get the formating to work on imzy. I don't know what changed. I've gotten links and images to work in the past, but... I know I said I wouldn't write any more, and I don't want to look like I'm waffling, but well... I'm waffling. I decided to stop because I was self-concious about not being an expert or anything, and also because it was starting to feel like a chore. But ... I also used this Youtube channel a lot for inspiration, Wireless Philosophy. They aren't as fun as Philosophy Tube but they do dive deep into interesting things.