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The Unexpected Hanging Paradox

By Nasser Khan • Jan 8th, 2012 • Category: Mystic Matters

A prisoner is told that he will be hanged on some day between Monday and Friday, but that he will not know on which day the hanging will occur before it happens. He cannot be hanged on Friday, because if he were still alive on Thursday, he would know that the hanging will occur on Friday, but he has been told he will not know the day of his hanging in advance. He cannot be hanged Thursday for the same reason, and the same argument shows that he cannot be hanged on any other day. Nevertheless, the executioner unexpectedly arrives on Wednesday, surprising the prisoner.



Achilles and the Tortoise

By Nasser Khan • Dec 4th, 2011 • Category: Politics, Worth A Second Look

Zeno vs Khan
The Paradoxes of Motion
Achilles and the tortoise
“In a race, the quickest runner can never overtake the slowest, since the pursuer must first reach the point whence the pursued started, so that the slower must always hold a lead”. Aristotle, Physics VI: 9, 239b15
In the paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise, Achilles is in [...]



To Obama about Osama

By Nasser Khan • May 9th, 2011 • Category: Politics, Worth A Second Look

Dear Mr. President,
I often wonder what my country, America, can do to eliminate the tension that exists between us and the Muslim world. Further more how to make them win our trust deep down in their hearts and souls.
Your reasoning for not releasing the photos of dead Bin Laden shouldn’t be a fearing concern for [...]



The Royal Wedding

By Nasser Khan • May 4th, 2011 • Category: Features

A world event, filled with good wishes and prayers to those who didn’t even need them.
On other hand, there was no room for the prayers for those unfortunate ones who tragically disappeared and those ones left behind to suffer an unbearable pain during the recent tornado disaster in the US, tsunami in Japan and elsewhere, [...]



O’Reilly vs Obama

By Nasser Khan • Feb 14th, 2011 • Category: Politics

Hey Bill,
To President Obama dishonestly “why people hate you” and to President Bush honestly “why media hates you” is not the same. In fact, media probably is not even 1% of the whole population (people). Sorry, you failed to be honestly fair.
Besides, you were morally, politically and philosophically incorrect in your question to President Obama. [...]



Descartes: I think Not, therefore I don’t Pay

By Nasser Khan • Jan 12th, 2011 • Category: Politics

Descartes:  I think Not, therefore I don’t Pay
Descartes was first noticed abusing his theory at a local restaurant in France. After he had a few drinks, dinner and dessert etc., the waiter came over, and asked him “Are you ready to pay now?” He replied: “I think not.” and disappeared.
THE MOST WANTED MAN ON EARTH
FBI [...]



I think, therefore I exist

By Nasser Khan • Jan 12th, 2011 • Category: Politics

“I think, therefore I exist” — Rene Descartes
Philosophy, An introduction to the Art of Wondering - Sixth Edition — pages 36/37 | 1994 | James L. Christian
Posted on Monday, November 04, 2002 7:52:21 AM by thinktwice
Descartes was a geometrician. He found only in mathematics and geometry the certainty that he required. Therefore, he used the [...]



I think, therefore I exist

By Nasser Khan • Jan 9th, 2011 • Category: Politics

“I think, therefore I exist” — Rene Descartes
Philosophy, An introduction to the Art of Wondering - Sixth Edition — pages 36/37 | 1994 | James L. Christian
Posted on Monday, November 04, 2002 7:52:21 AM by thinktwice
Descartes was a geometrician. He found only in mathematics and geometry the certainty that he required. Therefore, he used the [...]



During this celebration of our Eid

By Nasser Khan • Sep 12th, 2010 • Category: Worth A Second Look

During this celebration of our Eid, I could not help thinking of those who are somewhat less fortunate. Therefore, I express my feelings on the following two very stressful issues;
(1) The burning of Quran
I noticed those who are getting most upset among us for the possibility of getting our Quran burnt are the ones who [...]



Profile of Nasser “The Fightmaster by Ilford

By Nasser Khan • Sep 5th, 2010 • Category: Misc

Undoubtedly,   stories of people who overcome the odds, set high personal goals and follow their dreams, are an important thread in the fabric of our society. The chances that are taken and the opportunities seized by those individuals with a vision are the lifeblood of the American Dream.

Nasser Khan is one of those very special [...]