60 second adventures in thought

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/history-the-arts/culture/philosophy/60-second-adventures-thought

 

1 Achilles and the Tortoise  Ancient mathematical trickery proves that a mighty hero cannot overtake a tortoise. Play now Achilles and the Tortoise
2 The Grandfather Paradox  A well known story that questions the logic of time travel. Play now The Grandfather Paradox
3 The Chinese Room  An argument against computers ever being truly intelligent. Play now The Chinese Room
4 Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel  A never-ending hotel, always full of guests, helps to explain the nature of infinity. Play now Hilbert’s Infinite Hotel
5 The Twin Paradox  An identical twin in space illustrates Einstein’s special theory of relativity.Play now The Twin Paradox
6 Schrödinger’s Cat  This famous experiment tackling quantum theory involves a cat in a potentially lethal box. Play now 
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