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What is Zeno’s Dichotomy Paradox? - Colm Kelleher

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Can you ever travel from one place to another? Ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea gave a convincing argument that all motion is impossible - but where's the flaw in his logic? Colm Kelleher illustrates how to resolve Zeno's Dichotomy Paradox.

At which step of the argument did we “take the limit as it tends to infinity”?

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  • Director Candy Kugel
  • Educator Colm Kelleher
  • Producer Marilyn Kraemer
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  • Narrator Colm Kelleher

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