One definition of a paradox: A statement, that despite apparently sound reasoning from the premises, leads to a self-contradictory or logically unaceptable conclusion; it involves contradictory yet interrelated elements that exist simultaneously and persist over time. From a Robert Brownining poem that has been characterized as a theistic paradox: "that good might lie in the inevitability of its absence"
I roll this stuff around in my mind and continue to get lost in my thoughts.
In the WBC (World Baseball Classic) last night, USA lost to Domican Republic (DR)
5 to 6.
I turned off the game early after DR scored first and it was 3 to 0. My poodle wanted to go to bed and I was discouraged. A baseball belief is that the team that scores first will win. Tonight, Team USA plays puerto Rico. The loser is eliminated from the tournament. Another 10 p.m. game (sigh).