Originally posted by geepamoogleAs I said (or tried), my math background is pretty weak. I went through multivariable calculus
I like the dynamic aspect vs static expression explanation for why this paradox doesn't really work.
Originally posted by geepamoogleI think it's referring to the dynamic solution in that, you must change parameters in order to classify a number as interesting, yet, the problem is static where the need is to find the proof that ALL numbers are interesting simultaneously.
Dynamic refers to those things that can change with time.
What interests you now may not interest you in the future so "interesting" is a dynamic term in a sense.
Static is something which remains constant. Some of the wording is static in nature, even though the property is dynamic, or so I understand it.
Maybe it's just cause it's late at nig ...[text shortened]... tic nature of the presentation of the problem (wherein lies the humor of the paradox).[/i]
Originally posted by deriver69But now by your reasoning given that the least interesting number became interesting the second lowest one is in fact the least interesting number. So now it too becomes interesting. So after exausting this reasoning you have 2 numbers. Well the least interesting of them is interesting. So now we have only one non interesting number and it seems that this reasoning can't be applied anymore. But just think about the fact of having only one non-interesting number. That makes it a pretty interesting number doesn't it?
I still think the second lowest non interesting number is not interesting. I would think the lowest one is interesting though by being the lowest one.