“Don’t make me halfway stop the car!"
A philosopher and an engineer are both in a room on the other side is an attractive young woman. Told that one of them may kiss the young woman but they can only do so crossing the room using Zeno’s Paradox. The philosopher decides not to try because he knows that he will never make the total distance, the engineer starts to do so and yells at the philosopher that eventually he will be so close it won’t make a difference.
He has a pair of dox.
Hope that doesn’t apply to the “flattened curve!”
Good ole Zeno was basically a semanticist – while, yes, one must go halfway on a journey from A to B, it’s quite simply true that as long as one maintains some velocity, the next halfway trip will reach the target. The only fact here is that a halfway point is indeed reached, it’s not a limiting parameter.
It’s simple: always go twice as far
May 30, 2017