6 Amazing Thought Experiments Explained in 60-second Videos

///6 Amazing Thought Experiments Explained in 60-second Videos

From ancient Greece to quantum mechanics, or what relationship a Chinese room and a cat can have with the infinity. Six amazing and fun animated video clips explore respectively six interesting and most famous in history thought experiments.

The paradox of Achilles and the turtle emerged in Ancient Greece and presents the movement as an illusion.
 

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Can someone move back in time and kill his own ancestor and subsequently make his own existence impossible? It is one of the most famous puzzles of time travel, the so-called «grandfather paradox». Perhaps the solution might be given by quantum physics.
 
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Chinese Room is a thought experiment suggested by the philosopher John Searle in 1980 and was aimed to disprove the theories supporting the artificial intelligence.
 
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The paradox of the Grand Hotel by the mathematician David Hilbert faces the theme of infinity.
 
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The Twin Paradox was first described in 1911 by Paul Langevin and examines the special relativity.
 
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An unusual thought experiment called Schrödinger’s cat was suggested in 1935 by Erwin Schrödinger and was designed to examine the quantum indeterminacy in a macroscopic phenomenon.
 
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I'm a law student who is fond of reading and writing about interesting topics on science (especially cognitive science and psychology), technology, and different extraterrestrial and paranormal stuff. I'm passionate about movies, travelling and photography.




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By | 2017-01-13T21:52:46+00:00 February 6th, 2014|Categories: History & Archaeology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |0 Comments

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