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Is this calculus?

  1. Jun 5, 2013 #1
    "That which has no thickness cannot be piled up; yet it is a thousand mile in dimension."
     
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  3. Jun 5, 2013 #2
    Is that your genius there or are you quoting someone else, oahz?
     
  4. Jun 5, 2013 #3
    From nothing arises that which we most seek, yet from everything comes our deepest despairs of infinite magnitude.

    This is calculus.
     
  5. Jun 5, 2013 #4
    I don't know, oahz, you can pile up a limit. I can take a few dx's and add them together. Do they have a thickness? Technically, yes. But I can add an infinite amount of them and get a very finite and, if I want, a very small volume. So what does that mean?
     
  6. Jun 5, 2013 #5
    quoting someone else
     
  7. Jun 5, 2013 #6

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    True, but remember: "Only He who draws a line without thickness or breadth is capable of seeing the glory of the manifold kingdom"
     
  8. Jun 5, 2013 #7

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    It is not money that you desire, but the capability of conquering the infinite.
     
  9. Jun 5, 2013 #8

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    "x squared over two plus a constant"

    Now that's calculus
     
  10. Jun 5, 2013 #9
    Ah, this is the purest essence of what lies within calculus. If only more were keen towards this philosophy as we are.
     
  11. Jun 5, 2013 #10

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    Philosophy for the masses is like gold for the pigs.
     
  12. Jun 5, 2013 #11
    Is that some derivative aphorism of "throwing pearls before swine?"
     
  13. Jun 5, 2013 #12
    Yet the accumulation of gold upon pigs has turned swine into men.

    And calculus.
     
  14. Jun 5, 2013 #13

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    Alas, he is but a man who throws diamonds in the infinite seas of wisdom. He never realized that the waters are made of vengeance and destruction.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2013 #14
    The Vulcan Science Directorate has defined this as true.

    And, may I add - as a future relative of mine once will have learned again after having his Katra risen from beyond:
    Live long and prosper, Earthlings!
     
  16. Jun 5, 2013 #15
    Yet the man who succumbs to the ever lustful embrace of those vengeful waters and drowns within its depths also becomes the wisest of us all.
     
  17. Jun 5, 2013 #16
    Earthlings!
    Ye shalt also not forget what Marlowe said:


    (Still no idea what that means, but never mind....)
     
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    No words spoken were ever wiser than the foolish utterings of a young soldier dying in the war of love. It is only you, my friend, who suffers through the eternal fate of damnation and despair.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2013 #18

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    James Stewart might disagree. :biggrin:
     
  20. Jun 5, 2013 #19
    But much as darkness cannot exist without the gleaning light of eternity, similarly would we be lost without the infinite contrast of ignorance and wisdom.
     
  21. Jun 5, 2013 #20
    How did this thread turn into some wannabe poetry slam?
     
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