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Friday, May 24, 2013

24 May 2013

Yep, he's in that painting!
Another Filosophy Friday for your Saturday Morning!

Today we take a look at Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea and one of his most famous paradoxes - The Dichotomy Paradox, or, the Paradox of 'cutting in two'.

He coined this term theorem whilst taking a walk to the park. After noting the time to travel one half of the trip, he then noted another half, and then another half, and so on.
Basically, he managed to qualify a descending exponential curve - always halving, but never reaching zero.

Admittedly, the video explains it a bit better - complete with diagrams and videos!

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