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Â Â Â Throughout history, scientists have come up with theories and ideas that just don't seem to make sense.Â These we call paradoxes.Â The paradoxes Al-Khalili offers are drawn chiefly from physics and astronomy and represent those that have stumped some of the finest minds.Â For example, how can a cat be both dead and alive at the same time?Â Why will Achilles never beat a tortoise in a race, no matter how fast he runs?Â And how can a person be ten years older than his twin?
Â Â Â With elegant explanations that bring the reader inside the mind of those who've developed them, Al-Khalili helps us to see that, in fact, paradoxes can be solved if seen from the right angle.Â Just as surely as Al-Khalili narrates the enduring fascination of these classic paradoxes, he reveals their underlying logic.Â In doing so, he brings to life a select group of the most exciting concepts in human knowledge.Â Paradox is mind-expanding fun.
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