A Paradox


Any paradox embodies two logically opposite ideas that, nonetheless, make rational sense. Thus, a logical contradiction that nevertheless reminds us of a hidden truth, or an uncommonly recognized verity.

Scientific thought is characterized by a paradox. It also employs three necessary habits of mind that are applied to theory, experimentation and discoveries; these are thorough thinking, analogous thought and reflection on refutable concepts.


A mobius strip in the photograph above of a Baltimore Museum sculpture paradoxically appears to be a two-sided figure but in reality turns out to be a one sided creation.