
Re: infinity can't exist
Posted:
Feb 14, 2013 1:44 PM


"Michael Stemper" <mstemper@walkabout.empros.com> wrote in message news:kfe0lj$1i2$1@dontemail.me... > In article <13c1e093ab8645e694177526eb422a08@googlegroups.com>, Craig > Feinstein <cafeinst@msn.com> writes: > >>Let's say I have a drawer of an infinite number of identical socks > >>Contents of drawer at time 0 =3D (Contents of drawer at time 1) plus (sock >>= >>taken out of drawer). >> >>Subtracting the equations, we get >> >>Nothing =3D sock taken out of drawer. >> >>This is false, so infinity cannot exist.=20 >> >>How does modern mathematics resolve this paradox? > > Modern mathematics does not claim that an infinite number of socks can > exist, and neither does modern physics. > > Although physics does not allow an infinite number of socks, it is easy > to see that if a very large number of socks was brought together, they > would > collapse into a singularity. Your attempt to remove one of them would > cause > you to pass through the Sock Event Horizon, at which time you would no > longer > be able to remove any of them. >
but what would happen if he was collecting them and putting them in one place, and then the place starts to collapse in, would just his hand get stuck ?
and how many socks from stable space to collapsing space would it take ? 1# ? 1000# ??

