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Topic: Matheology § 300
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Re: Matheology § 300
Posted: Jul 8, 2013 7:27 PM
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On 7/8/2013 3:27 PM, Virgil wrote:
> In article <>,
> 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.

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