Virgil
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Re: Matheology � 300
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Jul 7, 2013 10:39 PM


In article <0625df72d65d4eba8b676c0c7e1b335b@googlegroups.com>, Zeit Geist <tucsondrew@me.com> wrote:
> On Sunday, July 7, 2013 3:32:50 PM UTC7, 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:28218b93b2794a7d889a54169b3e928e@googlegroups.com... > > On Sunday, July 7, 2013 2:59:23 AM UTC7, muec...@rz.fhaugsburg.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. 

