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Book review: Paradox, by Jim Al-Khalili

l-Khalili is skilled in the presentation of science for non-specialists although he does expect you to do some work to allow you to grasp what are often subtle or counter-intuitive ideas. As he explains in his preface, in spite of its title the book deals mostly with apparent paradoxes, not real ones. And not all of them are actually concerned with physics. Thus he starts with some logical teasers, including the notorious Monty Hall game show paradox, which has occasioned some quite abusive altercations among professional statisticians. [More]


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