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I'm not following your argument. It seems straight forward enough to me. Over eternity, there are an infinite number of days when the being is struck by lightening and also an infinite number of days when he is not. So the two are equally lightly?

Quote from: Devans99 on 22/11/2018 18:18:49I'm not following your argument. It seems straight forward enough to me. Over eternity, there are an infinite number of days when the being is struck by lightening and also an infinite number of days when he is not. So the two are equally lightly?The problem is that you are treating infinity like it is a number. It isn't.

It's impossible to construct mathematically or geometrically.

Then you must agree that any attempt to calculate probabilities using infinity doesn't work. This in turn means that your conclusion that all probabilities become equal after an eternity is flawed reasoning.

But it's not probability that's broken; it's actual infinity that is a broken concept. As you demonstrated, as soon as you take infinity out of the picture, the paradox disappears; so probability must be sound and infinity must be paradoxical.