[Milton-L] milton's all

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Thu Sep 20 17:09:39 EDT 2007



Gregory Machacek wrote:
> 
> 
> Of course, that then requires we imagine an infinitude (or at least an
> illimitude) within a larger infinitude.  The mind boggles.  

Well, that's how infinity got defined in the 19th c.: a class of which
the sub-classes were infinite -- e.g.,


1  2  3  4  5  6......
2  4  6  8 10 12......
3  6  9 12 15 18.......
4  8 12 16 20 24.......
5 10 15 20 25 30........

All series contain the same number of members. There are as many odd
numbers as there are odd numbers and even numbers combined.

Carrol Cox



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