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Topic: Infinity and Theology (44)
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Re: Infinity and Theology (44)
Posted: Dec 5, 2013 3:14 PM
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On 12/4/2013 12:17 PM, WM wrote:
> The fact of the act. infinitely large numbers is so little a reason for the possibility
>of an a parte ante infinite duration of the world that, on the contrary, by means of the
>theory of transfinite numbers the necessity of a beginning of motion and time in finite
>distance from the present can be proven.
> The detailled grounds of this theorem I will postpone to another opportunity because
>I would not like to weigh down the merry beginning of your holidays with mathematical and
>metaphysical considerations.
> [Cantor to Aloys Schmid, 5 Aug. 1887, from C. Tapp: "Kardinalität und Kardinäle:
>Wissenschaftshistorische Aufarbeitung der Korrespondenz zwischen Georg Cantor und
>katholischen Theologen seiner Zeit." Boethius Vol. 53, Franz Steiner Verlag (2005) p. 517]

> > Regards, WM

You HAVE to stop smoking that stuff! It's rotting your mind!

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