Much more likely if Roams is in the room (-;Quote: QFIT
Theoretically, it is possible for all the oxygen in a room to move to one side of the room for an instant. It's just absurdly unlikely.
For the eradication of smallpox and measles (possibly in the future), 0 is very different from .0000001.Quote: Romes
My point is when the numbers are so minute... as in "history of the universe" status, then yes, mathematically speaking that's the same thing as 0. After 4 decimal places, no one usually worries anymore.
This is kind of exactly the idea behind my previous post.Quote: mamat
For the eradication of smallpox and measles (possibly in the future), 0 is very different from .0000001.
OMG you misspelled my name (like you did yours when signing up for this forum). ;-)Quote: AxelWolf
Much more likely if Roams is in the room (-;
I read that any given real number, say, the square root of two, has zero chance of being selected randomly among all reals, but that it could still happen. More likely, there is no way to thus select a number of all the reals.Quote: mamat
Mathematically speaking, small numbers are highly investigated. Consider "infinitesimals" and their use in the Newton-Leibnitz calculus.
Problem is, if you say something that is highly unlikely never happens; I can prove that Martingale works.:)
Time is not infinite from your perspective (which you're looking at for your individual life span).Quote: QFIT
...By my thinking, if time is infinite, and I will live for 100 years, then the odds of me being alive now are 100 divided by infinity, or zero. So, either I'm not alive, time isn't infinite, reincarnation exists, or all time instances exist at once (the most probable). But then, I'm not a mathematician.
But, if time is infinite, and my life span 100 years, then there is no chance that I am currently experiencing any perspective. Unless you take the Eternalist approach to the concept of time. But then, I'm not a metaphysicist.