In article <email@example.com>, Zeit Geist <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:32:50 PM UTC-7, Julio Di Egidio wrote: > > > > > No, that is not what I have said. Take a few good breaths before you try > > > > again reading, but be aware that understanding my statement may blow your > > > > mind. A man warned is half saved... > > > > This is what you said > > ""Zeit Geist" <tucso...@me.com> wrote in message > news:email@example.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.
The way I have heard that vase story is that for every ball, there is a time before noon at which the ball is inserted into the vase and a later time, but still before noon, at which that same ball is removed from the vase. Have I misunderstood this in some way?
If I have not, then it is clear that every ball that was inserted into the vase before noon will have also been removed by noon. --