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Topic: Matheology § 300
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Re: Matheology § 300
Posted: Jul 9, 2013 9:03 PM
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On 7/9/2013 4:56 PM, Virgil wrote:
> In article <>,
> wrote:

>> On Tuesday, 9 July 2013 22:47:23 UTC+2, Zeit Geist wrote:
>>> The function behaves differently at omega, maybe? The study of Mathematics
>>> is about finding where Analogies breakdown. This happens a lot at the
>>> Limit Ordinal Omega.

>> For instance it happens in the Cantor list. Here we have as many lines as we
>> have steps in the urn. If there something unexpected can happen "at omega",
>> it can also happen in the Cantor list "at omega". But the list has no line
>> omega? Why do you think then that the urn has a step omega?

> WM, as usual, misses the point that any mark that indicating that an
> infinite process is completed is not a part of the process.
> The time of noon is not a part of the infinite process of moving balls
> into and out of the vase but is a mark that that process has ended, and
> that every natural that has a successor has been both inserted into and
> then removed from the vase.

I told him to read that quote from Kant...


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