infinite-divisibility

anonymous asked:

A runner wants to run 100 meters in a finite time, but to reach the 100 meter mark, the runner must first reach the 50 meter mark, but the runner must first run 25 meters, but to do that, they must first run 12.5 meters. Since space is infinitely divisible, we can repeat these requirements forever, thus the runner has to reach an infinite number of midpoints in a finite time. This is impossible, so the runner can never reach his goal. Where does this paradox lead and why?

@black-guy-in-a-trench-coat-2 this is you, isn’t it. 

Zeno’s paradox, and I don’t do sports. 

anonymous asked:

A runner wants to run 100 meters in a finite time, but to reach the 100-meter mark, the runner must first reach the 50-meter mark, and to reach that, the runner must first run 25 meters, but to do that, they must first run 12.5 meters. Since space is infinitely divisible, we can repeat these requirements forever. The runner has to reach an infinite number of midpoints in a finite time. This is impossible, so the runner can never reach his goal. Where does this paradox lead and why?

Dexter what the fuck

this hurts my brain

you know my brain isn’t capable of shit why u do this

INTERVIEW: niMBis
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Today we get the chance to chat with the one and only Twitch streamer, niMBis! 1) For those that don’t know who you are, why don’t you tell us a little about yourself. My name is Matty but my online persona is niMBis (nim-biss) like the cloud, but with an “I”. I was born on the east coast, moved to the west coast when I was less than two years old and raised in Southern California. Much like many…

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The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty

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The Quantum Moment: How Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg Taught Us to Love Uncertainty by Robert P. Crease and Alfred Scharff Goldhaber

Synopsis: The fascinating story of how quantum mechanics went mainstream.

The discovery of the quantum—the idea, born in the early 1900s in a remote corner of physics, that energy comes in finite packets instead of infinitely divisible quantities—planted a…

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