The Existential Questions That Arise When Pondering the Concept of Logical Paradoxes

In his first video since his cancer diagnosis, the indestructible Jake Roper of VSauce3, spoke about the incredibly existential questions that arose when he started thinking about logical paradoxes. To clarify his point, Roper described four different paradoxes – the Ship of Theseus paradox, the Sorites paradox, the Grelling–Nelson paradox and the teleportation paradox.

If that last one sounds familiar, it’s because we recently wrote about the wonderfully insightful CGP Grey video “The Trouble with Transporters”. It appears, in this case, that great minds were thinking alike, because both Roper and Grey separately came up with the same idea at or around the same time. A paradox of their own, yet it all worked out because both are consummate professionals.

BTW – welcome back Jake. We missed you and we’re glad you’re doing well.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.