## Zeno's Paradox: Unraveling the Ancient Mystery Behind the Science of Space and TimeThe fascinating story of an ancient riddle?and what it reveals about the nature of time and spaceThree millennia ago, the Greek philosopher Zeno constructed a series of logical paradoxes to prove that motion is impossible. Today, these paradoxes remain on the cutting edge of our investigations into the fabric of space and time. Zeno?s Paradox uses the motion paradox as a jumping-off point for an exploration of the twenty-five-hundred-year quest to uncover the true nature of the universe. From Galileo to Einstein to Stephen Hawking, some of the greatest minds in history have tackled the problem and made spectacular breakthroughs?but through it all, the paradox of motion remains. |

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### Contents

Preamble to the Paradoxes of Motion | 3 |

Zenos Visit to Athens | 10 |

The World Through Aristotles Eyes | 32 |

Speed Becomes a Quantity | 45 |

Galileo Galilei the Father or Modern Science | 57 |

Dance of the Planets | 78 |

A Step Back for Time | 97 |

Descartes and the Magic of x and y | 111 |

The Arrows Trajectory | 117 |

Falling Toward the Enlightenment | 137 |

The Speed of Light | 155 |

The Spacetime Revolution | 170 |

Oops Things Get Grainy Again | 191 |

Theres No Next but Whats Next? | 202 |

The One Stream | 212 |

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