"That which has no thickness cannot be piled up; yet it is a thousand mile in dimension."
Is that your genius there or are you quoting someone else, oahz?
From nothing arises that which we most seek, yet from everything comes our deepest despairs of infinite magnitude.
This is calculus.
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?
quoting someone else
True, but remember: "Only He who draws a line without thickness or breadth is capable of seeing the glory of the manifold kingdom"
It is not money that you desire, but the capability of conquering the infinite.
"x squared over two plus a constant"
Now that's calculus
Ah, this is the purest essence of what lies within calculus. If only more were keen towards this philosophy as we are.
Philosophy for the masses is like gold for the pigs.
Is that some derivative aphorism of "throwing pearls before swine?"
Yet the accumulation of gold upon pigs has turned swine into men.
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.
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!
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.
Ye shalt also not forget what Marlowe said:
(Still no idea what that means, but never mind....)
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.
James Stewart might disagree.
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.
How did this thread turn into some wannabe poetry slam?
From the OP...
Well, I think the OP fell on his own sword a while back...
It's a quantum phenomenon:
[ontopic_here, sense] >= ℏ/2
There's about as much calculus in this thread as there is in all of quantum mechanics.
The Pool, of Dirac
It swarms full of doubt
Yet I shall reach my epoch
While you fall victim to drought
"Wannabe," that's me?
I'm the purest form
Of what we call poetry
In no terms, am I the norm
Separate names with a comma.