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JBM wrote:

> The Racetrack (or Dichotomy)
>
> One can never reach the end of a racecourse, for in order to do
> so one would first have to reach the halfway mark, then the
> halfway mark of the remaining half, then the halfway mark of
> the final fourth, then of the final eighth, and so on ad
> infinitum. Since this series of fractions is infinite, one can
> never hope to get through the entire length of the track (at
> least not in a finite time).

That's Xeno's Paradox. Old as old is old.... ;-))

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