Date: Feb 16, 2013 5:46 PM
Author: Wally W.
Subject: Re: infinity can't exist
On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:12:03 +0000 (UTC), Michael Stemper wrote:

>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.

An interesting and creative scenario. Nicely done.

Though the number of sheep needed to make that many socks might

collapse into a singularity first.