Can You Solve The Riddle Of Theseus’s Ship? -Mental Model 016

Thought Experiment

Imagining the potential consequences of an action.

 

Thought Experiment Example:

Theseus Ship is a famous thought experiment. A ship’s sail breaks, so it’s replaced. It’s floorboards rot, so they are replaced. Eventually, every piece of the ship is replaced. Is it the same ship?

 

Our bodies are the same. Every seven years our bodies are an entirely new collection of cells. Are we the same person?

 

Wisdom:

“Strap a piece of toast -buttered side up- to the back of a cat. Throw the cat out of the window. Will the cat land on its feet or will Murphy’s law apply?” ― Alan Fletcher

 

Read more:

> Thought experiment on Wikipedia.