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Topic: infinity can't exist
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 Wally W. Posts: 261 Registered: 6/15/11
Re: infinity can't exist
Posted: Feb 16, 2013 5:46 PM

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.

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2/12/13 ben
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2/12/13 Frederick Williams
2/12/13 fom
2/12/13 Jesse F. Hughes
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2/13/13 Jesse F. Hughes
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2/12/13 Michael Stemper
2/14/13 Scott Berg
2/16/13 Wally W.
2/12/13 Bart Goddard
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2/12/13 Bart Goddard
2/12/13 Frederick Williams
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2/15/13 Michael Stemper
2/14/13 Scott Berg
2/14/13 Michael Stemper
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