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Re: Matheology § 300
Posted: Jul 7, 2013 3:57 PM
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"Zeit Geist" <tucsondrew@me.com> wrote in message
> On Sunday, July 7, 2013 11:26:34 AM UTC-7, Julio Di Egidio wrote:
>> "Zeit Geist" <tucsondrew@me.com> wrote in message
>> news:28218b93-b279-4a7d-889a-54169b3e928e@googlegroups.com...

>> > On Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:59:23 AM UTC-7, muec...@rz.fh-augsburg.de
>> > wrote:

>> >> The old story of the marbles in the urn. In the limit the urn is empty
>> >> but the limit of number of marbles is infinite. If limits have to be
>> >> calculated by the finite terms, like in mathematics,then this is a
>> >> contradiction.

>> > You mean the Urn where every marble is eventually removed,
>> > and at Noon the Urn is empty?

>> That's indeed a patent logical invalidity, already enough to warrant a
>> revision of standard set theory.

> Start with an Empty Urn.
> At t = 0, add marbles labeled 1 and 2.
> At t = 1/2, remove 1, and add 3 and 4.
> At t = 3/4 = 1 - 1/4, remove 2 and add 5 and 6
> In general;
> At t = ( 1 - 1/( 2 ^ n ) )remove marble n,
> and add marbles 2n + 1 and 2n + 2.
> You can, easily, use those equations to
> find times, t_a and t_r, when any marble is
> added and removed.

Indeed, as well as use them to calculate a limit.

> Now, this entire things seems logically invalid,
> And IS paradoxical. However, the logic is fine.

You are an idiot: it's the conclusion that I am questioning, not the

> If you answer "Yes" to those three questions,
> then "At t = 1, the Urn is Empty." Is Logically Valid.

Of course I would not answer yes to those questions: the rule is 2 in for
each 1 out, so you cannot end up empty by any logic that is a logic.

> If you don't believe that we can Mathematically divide
> an interval in half infinitely many time, or have All Natural
> Numbers, then you had better re-read all of WM's post;
> because everything he says follows from that.

WM does not use logic, but you do not appear very much to the point either.


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