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Topic: The Diagonal Argument
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Graham Cooper

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The Diagonal Argument
Posted: Dec 26, 2012 12:28 AM
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The Diagonal Argument goes like so:

IF you have as many digit positions as numbers
THEN you can alter 1 digit of every number
TO create a new number

But it fails because with Infinite Sets of Reals
You can alter the Number Order
To change the digit back!

Its like putting a coin on a 2UP paddle
and giving it a one way opposing flip.

Null Operation as you just flip it twice!

Herc



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