Pfsszxt@aol.com wrote in news:fc9lh89sleccj04l92594o5cv3f7i4u4go@ 4ax.com:
> On Tue, 12 Feb 2013 07:19:02 -0800 (PST), Craig Feinstein > <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > >>Subtracting the equations, we get >> >>Nothing = sock taken out of drawer. >> >>This is false, so infinity cannot exist. > > No one ever sais "infiniry" exists! "it" isn't a place or thing or > number. There is no such "thing" --- well it is the name given to a > mathematical symbol -- which does not refer to a number, place or > thing!
In this context, infinity IS a number, since we're talking about the cardinality of some set. We're not abbreviating the concept of "increasing without bound" here, but ennumerating a pile of socks.