Paradox and FallacyDate: 01/25/2001 at 13:28:03 From: Lee CL Subject: Paradox What is paradox in mathematics? What is the difference between paradox and fallacy? Date: 01/25/2001 at 16:22:34 From: Doctor Rob Subject: Re: Paradox Thanks for writing to Ask Dr. Math, Lee! A paradox is something that seems to be false, but is true. Example: There are just as many even integers as there are integers. A fallacy is something that seems to be true, but is false. Example: Every infinite set has the same number of elements. - Doctor Rob, The Math Forum http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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