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Topic: Problems with Infinity?
Replies: 14   Last Post: Feb 27, 2013 4:22 PM

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 Wayne Throop Posts: 127 Registered: 12/12/04
Re: Problems with Infinity?
Posted: Feb 26, 2013 2:06 AM

: netzweltler <reinhard_fischer@arcor.de>
: When we assign the origin of the horizontal infinite line, and we are
: coming from the left, we can count all the meters to the right of the
: origin. Can we possibly have counted all the meters to the left of
: the origin as soon as we arrive there?

What does that have to do with the cardinality of the set of points on
a ray and on a line being equal? If I have a set of five shoes and you
have a set of five socks, the cardinality of the two is equal, no matter
whether I've counted your shoes, or you my socks.

Sure, there are unintuitive aspects of infinite sets, but this isn't
one of them, naict. Also plus too, unintuitive uninsmooitive. Nyeah,
so there.

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Date Subject Author
2/24/13 netzweltler
2/24/13 David DeLaney
2/25/13 netzweltler
2/25/13 Brian M. Scott
2/26/13 netzweltler
2/26/13 Wayne Throop
2/26/13 Brian M. Scott
2/27/13 netzweltler
2/27/13 David Bernier
2/27/13 Virgil
2/24/13 Frederick Williams
2/24/13 Frederick Williams
2/24/13 David DeLaney