Re: CHAT Achilles & the tortoise (was: Two questions about Esperanto)
|From:||John Cowan <cowan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 13, 2004, 6:11|
Ray Brown scripsit:
> Do I assume 11 1/9 metres is correct if the tortoise had a 10 metre
> But, whatever the distance, Lewis Carroll cheated - he used common sense.
> My Achilles is bound by Zeno's paradox and is busily dividing up the
> distance (11 1/9 metres or whatever) indefinitely.
Zeno was of course wrong to believe that the sum of an infinite series
is necessarily infinite: it depends on the series.
> Hell still has to freeze over & the Greeks still
> have to find their Calends ;)
Well, Dante's Ninth (and worst) Circle, the eternal destiny of the
traitors, is indeed frozen over. But when it comes to the Greek Calends,
there is no doubt that that's never going to be.
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