**Reflections on Science**

## by **Alberto Viotto** Articles index

# An unconventional solution for the “Achilles and the tortoise” paradox

*January 2009*

**Zeno of****Elea****The usual solution****Quantum mechanics point of view****Uncertainty****When Achilles is near the tortoise****Zeno was right**

**Zeno of ****Elea**

## The widely known **Achilles** and the **Tortoise** paradox was created by the Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (ca. 490 BC – ca. 430 BC). Achilles, who is known for his speed, and the slow tortoise meet for a race, that we will describe using J.L. Borges’s words:

**Achilles**and the

**Tortoise**