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#37
Nov1413, 12:39 PM

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Hence, you're believing in two incompatible things that cannot be true simultaneously. 


#38
Nov1413, 12:51 PM

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Hence, if you accept ALL the following, 1) 1to1 correspondence between space and real numbers (i.e. space is continuous) 2) motion is smooth (i.e. in order to go from point x0 to point x1 you need to pass from all points inbetween, otherwise there are jumps ) then motion is impossible. About the concept of time: Of course there is time, time is implied. When i say, "go from point x0 to point x1" you need time to do that. The fact that when you are at point x0, there is no next point different than x0 in a continuous space (hence motion is impossible) has nothing to do with time. Time is still flowing, it's just that it's impossible to move in such a space. 


#39
Nov1413, 12:55 PM

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If you are uncomfortable with that kind of ininite regress I suggest you learn some calculus. The whole concept of integration (a sum of an infinite number of infinitely small areas), for example, would be impossible if your argument were valid. 


#40
Nov1413, 12:57 PM

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About the concept of time: Of course there is time, time is implied. When i say, "go from point x0 to point x1" you need time to do that. The fact that when you are at point x0, there is no next point different than x0 in a continuous space (hence motion is impossible) has nothing to do with time. Time is still flowing, it's just that it's impossible to move in such a space. 


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Nov1413, 12:58 PM

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Nov1413, 01:10 PM

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Thread closed. We do not discuss nonsense philosophy at this site, and Zeno's paradoxes rank right up there on the nonsense scale.



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