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Scott Berg

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Re: infinity can't exist
Posted: Feb 14, 2013 2:01 PM
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"Craig Feinstein" <cafeinst@msn.com> wrote in message
news:13c1e093-ab86-45e6-9417-7526eb422a08@googlegroups.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
>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

read "Labyrinths of Reason" by Poundstone (best seller)




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