Date: Oct 5, 2017 4:02 PM
Subject: Re: infinity
On Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:28:10 AM UTC-7, Peter Percival wrote:
> Doctor Allan wrote:
> > does infinity exists and if so how can i prove it by math ?
> Usually by an axiom that claims that a set, let's call it "X", exists
> and a definition that says "in infinite set is one that...". And it
> turns out that X satisfies that definition.
> Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlington, just explain
> to me what you really mean.
> I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is
> to be found out. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
If we calculate forever we never reach infinity... only
some increasing largest quantity.