September 29th, 2018, 11:33 AM  #71 
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September 29th, 2018, 11:34 AM  #72 
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And Newton came up with his classical mechanics also for very biblical reasons. You're opposed to that too?

September 29th, 2018, 12:13 PM  #73 
Math Team Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,683 Thanks: 2664 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra  You don't appreciate very much about about mathematics at all. Almost all mathematicians of any note have had a strong religious belief.
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September 29th, 2018, 12:30 PM  #74 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,963 Thanks: 1148 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
Using your logic and improving the technique we have $$\lim_{x\to0^+}\frac{C}{x}=\infty$$ so there are an infinite number of points on a circle. Now what do you say? 
September 30th, 2018, 03:39 AM  #75 
Senior Member Joined: Jun 2018 From: UK Posts: 103 Thanks: 1  The whole point of a limit should be that it tends to but does not ever reach Actual Infinity because that is undefined mathematically. If you evaluate your limit with x=0 it’s undefined because it’s a divide by zero error...

September 30th, 2018, 03:45 AM  #76 
Senior Member Joined: Oct 2009 Posts: 864 Thanks: 328  Oh my god, dude, learn what a limit is before you comment nonsense.

September 30th, 2018, 03:47 AM  #77 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2017 From: United Kingdom Posts: 313 Thanks: 112 Math Focus: Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry  The issue, again, is that you have no idea what limits are. It's not hard to look up a definition  if the definition seems confusing, we'll be more than happy to explain and help you understand.

September 30th, 2018, 09:57 AM  #78 
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,963 Thanks: 1148 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond 
Nothing can ever reach "Actual infinity"  that's what makes infinity what it is. With the expression C/x, we can make its value as large as we like by making x sufficiently small. The result is without bound. In notation, this is $\infty$.

October 2nd, 2018, 08:48 AM  #79 
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If a point had "length" then it would have to be measured from A to B. If that length is >0 then A and B are different and therefore 2 points, not just 1. Whatever the consequence, you have to accept that a single point has 0 length. It is quite similar to accepting that 0 is an existing number even though it is not an existing quantity. The Roman empire never came to that understanding, so you are in good company 
October 2nd, 2018, 10:56 AM  #80  
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