Aha! Gotcha has ratings and 19 reviews. King said: [Warning: This review may contain an unexpected tiger. You won’t know where the tiger will be unti. aha! Gotcha. Paradoxes to puzzle and delight. Martin Gardner aha! Gotcha is derived from The Paradox Box, a set of filmstrips, cassettes, and Teacher’s. A collection of puzzles that challenge reasoning power and intuition and help develop problem solving ability, each introduced with a sequence of drawings.

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And the great fleas, themselves, in turn, Have greater fleas to go on; While these again have greater still, And greater still, and so on. Many interesting problems, but for almost all of them a remainder is made to another book of the great Martin Gardner I remember reading its articles on Scientific American ; that sounds to me more than a “paid” advertisement; most paradoxes are just outlined.

Aha! gotcha : paradoxes to puzzle and delight

Make each pronoun agree with their antecedent When dangling, watch your participles. Cretans are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good. That said, he does it in a way that involves minimal math and only a basic understanding of logic and reason.

By the ’90s, however, Nozick had arrived at the unhelpful view that both arguments should be given some weight in deciding which action to take. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Newcomb, the begetter, was a one-boxer. An amazing selection of puzzles, set in a mathematical background that is accessible from middle school on – and yet, all the problems have immense depth, and can undergo intense explorations. For early Greek thinkers it ahha a bothersome paradox that the diagonal of a unit square could not be measured accurately, no matter how finely graduated the ruler.


Some easily accessible readings are starred in the References and Suggested Readings at the end of the book. May 23, Adam rated it it was amazing. Like good magic tricks they are so astonishing that we instantly want to know how they are done.

Also called the Arrow paradox after economist Kenneth Arrow.

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Now deal out 26 cards reversing the order and shuffle. Among the correspondents was Isaac Asimov, who perversely plumped for the two-box choice as an assertion of his free will and a snub to the predictor, whom he identified with God. A pocket book of riddles, full of fun and illustrations. Alfred Marshall, British Economist: Find a copy online Links to this item Internet Archive.

Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 29, B rated it really liked it Shelves: Here are two boxes, A and B. Nozick himself started out as a lukewarm two-boxer, despite being urged by the decision theorists Maya Bar-Hillel dlight Avishai Margalit to “join the millionaires’ club” of one-boxers.


A puzle book of riddles, full of fun and illustrations. It tackles some very complex problems and some issues that have confounded mathematicians and logicians for centuries. Nov 19, Fiver rated it really liked it.

The E-mail message field is required. To nineteenth century mathematicians it was enormously paradoxical that all the members of an infinite set could be put in one-to-one correspondence with the members of one of its subsets, and that two infinite sets could exist whose members could not be put into one-to-one correspondence.

I’ve had this on my “to read” list for years and finally got around to checking it out. This review may contain an unexpected tiger. What fraction of the boys will be eldest sons?