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Topic: Matheology § 224
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David R Tribble

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Re: Matheology § 224
Posted: Mar 30, 2013 3:52 PM
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WM wrote:
> I understand how to combine a never ending sequence of finite paths to
> obtain a never ending path, a path that is longer than every given
> finite lenght, i.e., a potentially infinite path.
> But how can a never ending sequence of finite paths be combined such
> that the result is longer than all paths used to build it, i.e., that
> the result is actually infinite?
> That requires faith in the impossible.

So you take it that "never ending" does not mean "infinite"?


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