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Mind-Bending Paradoxes & the Possibility of Changing Your Mind

  • Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • 3:40 PM–4:30 PM
  • North Hall 276

David Kung, St. Mary's College of Maryland

Great riddles and paradoxes have a long and illustrious history, serving as both tests and games for intellectual thinkers across the globe. Passed through the halls of academia and examined in-depth by scholars, students, and amateurs alike, these mind-benders have brought frustration and joy to those seeking intellectual challenges. Choosing to confront these conundrums, we put ourselves in that special moment when we acknowledge that what we previous thought conflicts with some new piece of evidence. Those are the moments - rare and precious - when we might actually change our minds! Topics will range from the philosophical to the statistical, from physics to psychology, all from the perspective of a mathematician. Prepare to have your mind bent - and maybe even changed.

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