Date: Feb 14, 2013 2:01 PM
Author: Scott Berg
Subject: Re: infinity can't exist

"Craig Feinstein" <cafeinst@msn.com> wrote in message

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

>zero. I take out one of the socks at time one. Then the contents of the

>drawer at >time zero is identical to the contents of the drawer at time

>one, since all of the socks are identical and there are still an infinite

>number of them in the >drawer at both times. But the contents of the drawer

>at time zero is also identical to the contents of the drawer at time one

>plus the sock that was taken >out, since they are exactly the same

>material. So we have the equations:

>

>Contents of drawer at time 0 = Contents of drawer at time 1

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

>taken out of drawer).

>

>Subtracting the equations, we get

>

>Nothing = sock taken out of drawer.

>

>This is false, so infinity cannot exist.

>

>How does modern mathematics resolve this paradox?

1/0 = infinity

n/0 = infinity

1/0 = n/0

therefore;

1 = n

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