Imagine that you have invented the time traveling, despite how impossible or ridiculous it may sound . You are now in possession of the ability to go back into the past and traveled many decades back in time. Hypothetically, what if you murdered your own grandfather in his childhood and what will be the outcome of that action ?
Since your grandfather has died in his childhood, one of your parents were never born, and you will never be born as a result. However, if you were never born, then who killed your grandfather ?
This is what is called a paradox. “A paradox is a statement that, despite apparently sound reasoning from true premises, leads to a self-contradictory or a logically unacceptable conclusion.” Although theses logical paradoxes may seem like invalid arguments, they are very valuable in promoting critical thinking.
Here are five such paradoxes that will improve your critical thinking and improve your perception:
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