Date: Feb 14, 2013 1:44 PM
Author: Scott Berg
Subject: Re: infinity can't exist

"Michael Stemper" <mstemper@walkabout.empros.com> wrote in message

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> In article <13c1e093-ab86-45e6-9417-7526eb422a08@googlegroups.com>, Craig

> Feinstein <cafeinst@msn.com> writes:

>

>>Let's say I have a drawer of an infinite number of identical socks

>

>>Contents of drawer at time 0 =3D (Contents of drawer at time 1) plus (sock

>>=

>>taken out of drawer).

>>

>>Subtracting the equations, we get

>>

>>Nothing =3D sock taken out of drawer.

>>

>>This is false, so infinity cannot exist.=20

>>

>>How does modern mathematics resolve this paradox?

>

> Modern mathematics does not claim that an infinite number of socks can

> exist, and neither does modern physics.

>

> Although physics does not allow an infinite number of socks, it is easy

> to see that if a very large number of socks was brought together, they

> would

> collapse into a singularity. Your attempt to remove one of them would

> cause

> you to pass through the Sock Event Horizon, at which time you would no

> longer

> be able to remove any of them.

>

but what would happen if he was collecting them and putting them in one

place, and then the place starts to collapse in, would just his hand get

stuck ?

and how many socks from stable space to collapsing space would it take ? 1#

? 1000# ??