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PostSubject: Lecture #5: Zeno   Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:30 pm

Zeno!

(In which I make the astonishingly bad mistake of calling an argument "false".  Arguments can be valid or invalid, sound or unsound.  They cannot be false.  Mea culpa!)

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PostSubject: Re: Lecture #5: Zeno   Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:57 pm

Not sure if this is the correct spot but i really like some of Zeno's paradoxes. The turtle and Achilles reminds me very much of a Mandelbrot set or a fractal.

How Zeno describes and infinite amount of sequences in a finite amount of space. Fractals are just a sequence repeated over and over constantly folding in on themselves.
I also appreciated that they are used in mortgages, " and thats why they take an infinite amount of time to pay off" also beginning to understand that as well, but more along the lines of student loans.
I sure do hope there is an infinite amount of space between now and the midterm.
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PostSubject: Re: Lecture #5: Zeno   Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:13 pm

I had a period of my undergrad career when I was obsessed with fractals and chaos theory. It's fun stuff.

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