LRO 365: “∞”

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hen they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do

(Leonard Cohen, The Partisan)
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LRO 365
21st December 2022

 


Yaron Gilat | Petah-Tikva, Israel

On September 26, 2022, the documentary "A Trip to Infinity" was released on Netflix.[1] This film introduces a group of mathematicians, physicists and cosmologists who talk about infinity (the mathematical symbol of which ( ∞ ) is called 'a lemniscate' or 'lazy eight'). Along the way, the viewers are confronted with seemingly simple questions concerning the concept of infinity like "can you go beyond infinity?", "is infinity real or a human invention?" and others. The documentary opens with several paradoxes vis-à-vis infinity, one of them stems from the intuitively correct mathematical equation ∞ + ∞ = ∞. Subtracting ∞ from each side of this equation, which is mathematically permitted, leads to a strange result, wherein ∞ = 0, which understandably is logically inconceivable…. [Read full article]

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