Paradox

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Hello scary, similar faces across time!

Between that, the British accent in the dub, and his habit of stealing other people’s cards/monsters, part of me wonders if Paradox was corrupted by some fragment of Zorc or maybe he’s one of Bakura’s descendants. XD

Yami Marik looked that bad when he got punched by Obelisk, though. Hmm.

Olber’s Paradox, or why is the Sky Dark at Night?

In astrophysics and physical cosmology, Olbers’ paradox, named after the German astronomer Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers and also called the “dark night sky paradox”, is the argument that the darkness of the night sky conflicts with the assumption of an infinite and eternal static universe. The darkness of the night sky is one of the pieces of evidence for a non-static universe such as the Big Bang model. If the universe is static, homogeneous at a large scale, and populated by an infinite number of stars, any sight line from Earth must end at the (very bright) surface of a star, so the night sky should be completely bright. This contradicts the observed darkness of the night.

The paradox is that a static, infinitely old universe with an infinite number of stars distributed in an infinitely large space would be bright rather than dark. To show this, we divide the universe into a series of concentric shells, 1 light year thick. Thus, a certain number of stars will be in the shell 1,000,000,000 to 1,000,000,001 light years away. If the universe is homogeneous at a large scale, then there would be four times as many stars in a second shell between 2,000,000,000 to 2,000,000,001 light years away. However, the second shell is twice as far away, so each star in it would appear four times dimmer than the first shell. The total light received from the second shell is the same as the total light received from the first shell, so each shell of a given thickness will produce the same net amount of light regardless of how far away it is. That is, the light of each shell adds to the total amount. Thus the more shells, the more light. And with infinitely many shells there would be a bright night sky. Dark clouds could obstruct the light. But in that case the clouds would heat up, until they were as hot as stars, and then radiate the same amount of light. Kepler saw this as an argument for a finite observable universe, or at least for a finite number of stars. In general relativity theory, it is still possible for the paradox to hold in a finite universe: though the sky would not be infinitely bright, every point in the sky would still be like the surface of a star.

The INTJ Paradox

Hating feelings, but having too many feelings
Disliking people, but wanting to talk
Wanting to be alone, but being lonely
Never wanting to arrive first, but always being early
Not caring what others think, but always trying to prove them wrong
Being orderly,  but also living in a mess
Knowing everything, but also knowing nothing
Being a misanthrope, but also sort of liking most people
Being smart, but also really dumb a lot of the time
Understanding how emotions work, but still don’t understand emotions
Arrogant, but also not wanting people to know, because we’d have to do the stuff
Doing all the stuff, but really not wanting people to know we did it
Good leaders, but hate leading
Don’t care about people, but we care about our people