On Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 3:38:55 PM UTC, John Clark wrote: > > On Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 10:16 PM <agrays...@gmail.com <javascript:>> > wrote: > > >>What you described is a infinite number of FIXED length discrete >>> steps, and if that is what motion is motion would indeed be impossible, but >>> its not the infinity that makes it impossible its the fixed length. >>> >> >> *>Of course it's the infinity under THIS scenario. The point is this is >> one way to do the task, but fails precisely because of the infinity. AG * >> > > That is incorrect. A infinite number of tasks CAN be completed in a finite > time if the duration of the first task is half a second and the second is a > quarter of a second and the third a eighth of a second etc. In this case > even though there are a infinite number of tasks they are all completed in > exactly one second. > > But obviously if there are a infinite number of tasks with a *fixed > length* they can't all be completed in a finite time. That was your > original scenario so obviously that's not the way motion works. >

*Of course. You're proving that motion is possible, which we already know, or very strongly believe. It's like you've proven that a circle is round. I think there's a subtle point here you miss; namely, that since motion can't be done in finite steps due to the divergence in my model (and I think Zeno's as well), the question is why? I think it's because space is not infinitely divisible, established logically by this model. AG * > > John K Clark > > > >> >> >>> >>> >>>> > *So, since motion surely seems demonstrable, why can't the task be >>>> done as I described? Answer; because space isn't infinitely divisible.* >>> >>> >>> That is one possible answer, the other is that the infinite number of >>> tasks are NOT of fixed length but decrease in a geometric progression that >>> converges. As I said , Zeno is of no help in deciding which of these 2 >>> answers is correct. >>> >>> John K Clark >>> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "Everything List" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to everything-li...@googlegroups.com <javascript:>. >> To post to this group, send email to everyth...@googlegroups.com >> <javascript:>. >> Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.