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Thread: Brain Burp Rounding??
face BY : David VanHorn email (remove spam text)

>Anyway, the point is, if you can believe that you can walk from one end of a
>room to the other, then you can believe that infinitely small IS zero and
>that 4.999 repeating is 5 and that you need to round even to avoid bias.

That's Zeno's Paradox, and the problem is that they kept decreasing the
time intervals over which the motion was made. (Half the distance, in half
the time) The paradox points out only that you can't really make those
measurements, not that you can't get there.
Indeed, you'll MUCH sooner cross the quantum uncertanity limit, where you
can't say where you are, and how fast you're moving.
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