, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 437–438

The Train Paradox



When two omnipotent beings are randomly and sequentially selecting positive integers, the being who selects second is almost certain to select a larger number. I then use the relativity of simultaneity to create a paradox by having omnipotent beings select positive integers in different orders for different observers.


paradox relativity of simultaneity 

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© Springer Science + Business Media B.V. 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy, Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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