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Zeno’s Arrow Paradox. By Diego Fisher. Zeno’s Arrow Paradox . This paradox states that time only consists of “snapshots” (or “ nows ”) and nothing else. This means there is no such thing as motion but only these “snapshots” laid across one after the other.

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By Diego Fisher

• This paradox states that time only consists of “snapshots” (or “nows”) and nothing else. This means there is no such thing as motion but only these “snapshots” laid across one after the other.

• Zeno states that “what is in motion moves neither in the place it is nor in one in which it is not."

### Zeno’s Example

• Zeno uses the arrow as an example of this paradox. First, Zeno assumes that the arrow travels no distance during one of these “snapshots”, the arrow occupies the same amount of equal space for that whole instant. He also assumes that during the arrow’s motion it is only one “snapshots” after the other and all of these “snapshots” have the arrow at rest, then in the end the arrow is always at rest.

### Who was Zeno?

• Zeno of Elea was born in the Greek colony Elea around 490 B.C. and died around 430 B.C. He was a philosopher and was a member of the school created by Parmenides who was also a philosopher.

• When Zeno was alive, he wrote all of his paradox’s and philosophery thoughts into a book but unfortunately that book was lost and only a couple of paradox’s survived through the philosopher Aristotle.

• It was reported that Zeno was killed by a tyrant of Elea named Demylus when he tried to kill Demylus.