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Re: Matheology § 300
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Jul 8, 2013 7:27 PM


On 7/8/2013 3:27 PM, Virgil wrote: > In article <a2e701bf12594c43b5d35b4b8066d923@googlegroups.com>, > mueckenh@rz.fhaugsburg.de wrote: > >> On Sunday, 7 July 2013 23:17:33 UTC+2, Virgil wrote: >>> In mathematics, every truth is ultimately of the form "If...,then...". >>> I.e., its consequences depend on its assumptions. >> >> If a marble is removed only when another one has been inserted, then never >> all marbles can have been removed, may their number be finite or infinite. > > As I recall the problem, it requires an initially empty vase, and that > each ball inserted into that vase before noon is also removed before > noon. > Unless there is some error in that description of the problem, I feel > safe in concluding that at noon, no numbers remain in the vase. > > If WM disagrees, perhaps he would care to name some of the balls he > supposes will remain in the vase at noon. >
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balls_and_vase_problem
There are several interpretations.

