Date: Mar 16, 2013 9:07 PM
Author: Earle Jones
Subject: Re: infinity can't exist
In article <13c1e093-ab86-45e6-9417-7526eb422a08@googlegroups.com>,

Craig Feinstein <cafeinst@msn.com> wrote:

> 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?

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Let k = the number of numbers.

Let q = the number of even numbers.

Which is larger, k or q?

earle

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