Yesterday, I asked a gentleman at the gym we attend how he was doing with his workout. He told me he was half way there to which I answered, “if you keep doing that you’ll never get finished”. He looked at me as though I just ruined his day and then, after a small laugh, I then told him I was just expounding on one of Zeno’s paradoxes which is; (Paraphrased) If a man is traveling from point A to point B and for each step he steps half the distance of the one prior to it, he will never reach his destination. Of course, the gentleman I was speaking to laughed about it and told me that he was going to look the Greek up and read more about him and his paradoxes the very minute he got home. I told him that there are actually quite a few and the most studied ones even today are, “The Arrow” and “Achilles and the Tortoise”. Zeno published his paradoxes some 2500 years ago and is one of my absolute favorite philosophers / mathematicians of the ancient world. If one looks up the name, one will find philosophers and physics people still trying to disprove his amazing brain teasers. Perhaps we can look over some of his work and maybe even build a better liking for the old gent. Edit: It just occurred to me that there was more than one Zeno. This one is Zeno of Alea and not a Roman Emperor. Also, the example of one of Zeno’s paradoxes that I gave is called “The Dichotomy”.