aleph, I surrender!
Let's return to discussing the meaning of nothingness (which is not exactly the same as zero or nothing).
Consider Zeno's paradox: The great warrior Achilles was racing a turtle, and gave the turtle a head start. By the time Achilles reached 1/2 the distance to the turtle, the turtle had advanced a step, so Achilles had to make up 1/2 that distance, and so on. Which means, that no matter how fast Achilles runs, he can never catch the turtle.
Now, we all know this is not true--but it does point out one of the challenges of using mathematics incorrectly.
And then there is this story problem:
In ancient Arabia, a wealthy man with 3 sons died. He left 17 horses, with the stipulation that the eldest son should get 1/2 of his horses, the second son 1/3, and the youngest 1/9. When they attempted to calculate this, the could find no way to execute his will without killing one or more of the horses. They went to their father's oldest friend, who agreed to resolve the dilemma.
He appeared leading his own horse. Adding it to the herd, he told the eldest to select 1/2 of the horses--which led him to take 9. The second son took 1/3, and took 6. The youngest took 1/9, and took 2. The friend saddled his own horse and went home. Of course, 1/2 + 1/3 + 1/9 = 17/18.
Age at Diagnosis: 56
RALP on 2/17/15, BJC St. Louis, Dr. Figenshau
58.5g, G3+4, 20%, 4 quadrants involved
PSA Non-Detect since April, 2015
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