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60-Second Adventures in Thought - for iPod/iPhone

12 EpisodesProduced by The Open UniversityWebsite

Can a cat be both alive and dead? Can a computer think? How does a tortoise beat Achilles in a race? Voiced by comedian David Mitchell, these fast-paced animations explain six famous thought experiments, from the ancient Greeks to Albert Einstein, that have changed the way we see the world. Subjects… read more

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Achilles and the Tortoise

Ancient mathematical trickery proves that a mighty hero cannot overtake a tortoise.

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