Thought experiments #

This is a list of nice thought experiments I have encountered.

  • Maxwell’s Demon
  • Schrodinger’s cat
  • Plato’s cave
  • Bertrand Russell’s infinite sock drawer
  • The infinite library of Babel
  • Olber’s paradox
  • The Brownian ratchet, which on first inspection seems like an ingeniously simple way to skirt around the second law of thermodynamics.
  • Paperclip apocalypse