Date: Feb 14, 2013 3:09 PM
Author: Michael Stemper
Subject: Re: infinity can't exist
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "AMeiwes" <email@example.com> writes:
>"Craig Feinstein" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com...
>>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
>>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).
>>This is false, so infinity cannot exist.
>>How does modern mathematics resolve this paradox?
>1/0 = infinity
>n/0 = infinity
>1/0 = n/0
>1 = n
Nope. Let's take a look at where you palmed a card.
1/0 = n/0
(1/0)*0 = (n/0)*0
0 = 0
(This is ignoring for a moment the fact that division by zero is
not defined to begin with.)
Michael F. Stemper
A preposition is something that you should never end a sentence with.