Posted Jun 28, 2007 11:27 UTC (Thu) by forthy
In reply to: One-sided debate
Parent article: More quotes of the week - scenes from a flame war
How can the arrow travel a distance which can be infinitely
The funny thing here is that current physics says basically that you
can't infinitely subdivide neither the distance, nor the time - it's all
quantized. If you could subdivide both distance and time infinitely, it
works out ok again, as well (just that this type of mathematics was
developed 2000 years later). But if you feel uncomfortable with infinity,
take the current view of the universe, which is finite and quantized in
time and space.
Why is there anything instead of nothing?
Now this is a real hard problem, but even in math you have to accept
some assumptions before you can even ask a single question.
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