It is a blessing and a curse to be human. For while we rule the earth and everything on it, we are also doomed to be self aware, and aware of our own mortality, and the vastness of the universe. We can’t help but ask ourselves the big questions…or answer those big questions only to realize that they don’t make any sense and we’re all dumber than we were before we even started. A bunch of people got together on Ask Reddit to torment each other with the brain-bending paradoxes that keep them up at night.
Is an object that has had all of its components replaced still the same object?
For example, you have a wooden ship. You replace planks as they decay, and eventually, you’ve replaced every single plank. Is it still the same ship? Is it a new ship?
Pinocchio says, “My nose will grow.”
The more swiss cheese you have, the more holes you have. The more holes you have, the less swiss cheese you have. So the more swiss cheese you have, the less swiss cheese you have.
A person asks a genie of the lamp: “I wish you would not grant me my wish”
What would happen.