Georg Cantor

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In a two-child family, given that there is at least one boy, what is the probability that there are two?

A paradox is a statement that appears to contradict itself, or that is counter-intuitive. The analysis of paradoxes has led to profound developments i(...)

Losing sleep over infinity? Try reading Bertrand Russell. Photograph: Getty Images/Ikon Images

I recently overheard a couple of young boys arguing over who had scored the most goals during a football kick-around. “I scored infinity,” boasted the(...)