Re: Infinitesimals (Re: nicknames (Re: posting cables))

From: Ojala Pasi 'Albert' (
Date: 1999-08-19 08:54:06

> question posed by the paradox is: what is the sum of infinitely many
> infinitely small numbers (infinitesimals)?

Actually the fallacy is that in Zeno we are only approaching the moment
of passing. In real life time doesn't slow down when you try to accomplish
something... :-) It is easy to reach time T and beyond.

> The engineer looks at the problem and says, "Well, I may never actually
> reach the woman, but I'll get close enough."

The engineer knows that the universe doesn't stop at the moment T. :-)

"Lyta Alexander. She was the first commercial telepath assigned to
 Babylon 5 little over two years ago. She arrived January 3, 2257.
 She left about six weeks later."
	-- Garibaldi to Sheridan in Babylon 5:"Divided Loyalties"
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