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Topic: WM's argument disassembled - If you are his student, please PLEASE comment here
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Virgil

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Re: WM's argument disassembled - If you are his student, please PLEASE comment here
Posted: Jul 23, 2014 12:39 PM
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In article <dd5ed967-e28c-4ba5-84ff-a5c36b79afd5@googlegroups.com>,
mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de wrote:

> On Tuesday, 22 July 2014 17:09:56 UTC+2, Ben Bacarisse wrote:

> > WM may, in fact, be a classical
> > 0.999... = 1 denialist, except for the fact that his book states the
> > above equality for 1/3,

>
> 0.999... is an abbreviation of 1. The actually infinite sequence of aleph_0
> nines can only exist if actual infinity exists. It does not.


Then no infinite sequence can "actually exist".

But those of us who accept finite definitions of infinite sequences as
actually defining actually infinite sequences reject WM's idiocies.
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Virgil
"Mit der Dummheit kampfen Gotter selbst vergebens." (Schiller)



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