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    Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics...
    From: Tom Sult
    Date: 2013 Mar 19, 12:47 -0500
    A mathematician  and an Engineer are in a room with a beautiful women. The women calls to them. The scientist says  "no point in moving one can never get their". The Engineer walk across the room giving the women a familiar hug and says "close enough for all practical application". 

    Tom Sult
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    On Mar 18, 2013, at 22:23, Robert Eno <enoid{at}northwestel.net> wrote:

    Not just beginning math students Frank. These sorts of paradoxes have had me thinking for decades. Now, at least, I can put a name to the madness.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Frank Reed
    Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 8:38 PM
    Subject: [NavList] Re: Lies, damn lies, and statistics...


    That is a slight variant on one of Zeno's paradoxes which were first recorded some 2500 years ago. In short, you can never reach any destination because you have an infinite number of steps of being halfway there. The mathematics of infinite series and summations and eventually calculus itself, starting centuries ago, have largely left such paradoxes as puzzles used to get beginning math students thinking...


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