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Originally posted by Edrick
Information is not real.
Tell me how many one dimensional points you can put into a 3 dimensional cube, and you will understand this.
-Edrick
Originally posted by Donnie Darko
Originally posted by Edrick
Information is not real.
Tell me how many one dimensional points you can put into a 3 dimensional cube, and you will understand this.
-Edrick
Dude. You just blew my mind!
But what if you get to the size of a quark?
Originally posted by Edrick
Information is not real.
Tell me how many one dimensional points you can put into a 3 dimensional cube, and you will understand this.
-Edrick
Originally posted by Aeons
Originally posted by Edrick
Information is not real.
Tell me how many one dimensional points you can put into a 3 dimensional cube, and you will understand this.
-Edrick
That's just silliness.
There is an infinite number of them
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
Originally posted by Aeons
Originally posted by Edrick
Information is not real.
Tell me how many one dimensional points you can put into a 3 dimensional cube, and you will understand this.
-Edrick
That's just silliness.
There is an infinite number of them
Nope, sorry! Trick question (for some)! Points are zero-dimensional!
Even if you wish to excuse that, I must ask, what kind of infinity is it?
Originally posted by Edrick
How many times can you bisect a circle with a line?
The answer, is infinity.
How many points are on a line?
Infinity.
How do you store the Encyclopedia Brittanica on a toothpick?
Simple, convert the entire thing to a numeric substitution code...
...
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
Originally posted by Edrick
How many times can you bisect a circle with a line?
The answer, is infinity.
Countably infinitely many since each bisection can be assigned an integer: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
How many points are on a line?
Infinity.
Uncountably infinitely many since each possible position cannot be assigned an integer as is the case with the circle bisection problem. That's true of the number of points in a cube too.
How do you store the Encyclopedia Brittanica on a toothpick?
Simple, convert the entire thing to a numeric substitution code...
...
That wouldn't work without impossible measurement accuracy. Thermal noise, swelling and shrinking of the material due to temp changes, humidity, etc. and subquantum dimensions render that moot. You have move from mathematical objects to real objects which don't exhibit the same properties since they are not infinitely divisible. A tick on a mathematical toothpick containing the EB has to be spelled out in the substitution code itself, so nothing has really changed; you've just obfuscated it a little bit.