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!