10 Famous Thought Experiments That You Need To Try

The Ship Of Theseus

This is one of the oldest thought experiments of all-time. Imagine if a new ship has set sail around the world and returns to port after several months. This ship has to undergo severe maintenance, during which lots of its original parts are removed. This happens to the ship several times over the course of many years. The question here is, after all these years, is this ship the same ship that set sail in the beginning?

Ticking Time Bomb

This one is strongly grounded in morality. There is a ticking time bomb somewhere in the city, and you have with you the only person who knows where it is. Would you resort to torturing that person in order to get the information you require?