Saturday, 22 April 2017
achilles and the tortoise
Diogenes the Cynic said nothing upon hearing Zeno's arguments, but stood up and walked
The physical world requires a resolution amount used to distinguish distance while mathematics can use any resolution.
- At every instant of time there is no motion occurring. If everything is motionless at every instant, and time is entirely composed of instants, then motion is impossible.
- Instants are not parts of time, for time is not made up of instants any more than a magnitude is made of points, as we have already proved. Hence it does not follow that a thing is not in motion in a given time, just because it is not in motion in any instant of that time
Saturday, 23 July 2011
HOLDEN You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when....
LEON Is this the test now ?
HOLDEN Yes. You're in a desert, walking along in the sand when all of a sudden you lookdown and see a.....
LEON What one ? It was a timid interruption, hardly audible.
HOLDEN What ?
LEON What desert ?
HOLDEN Doesn't make any difference what desert.. it's completely hypothetical.
LEON But how come I'd be there?
HOLDEN Maybe you're fed up, maybe you want to be by yourself.. who knows. So you look down and see a tortoise. It's crawling toward you....