Writing an English paper that requires a paradox. Is the above a paradox?
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Sounds like Zeno's paradox: to fall to the bottom of a well, first you need to get to the halfway point before you're all the way down, and even if you reach that, you first need to get to the point half-way between that point and the very bottom before you can get all the way to the bottom, etc. etc. And so it looks like you can never get to the very bottom.
Is “Forever falling to the bottom” a paradox?
If someone is falling to the bottom and will do so forever, then, in reality, there is no bottom. Or if someone is falling and will do so forever, then, actually, they are not falling; they are better described as suspended in space.
So the phrase is saying that a certain situation is and is not at the same time.