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No, I'm sorry, it does.
There are some arguments that never end. John or Paul? "Another thing coming" or "Another think coming?" But none has the staying power of "Is 0.999999...., with the 9s repeating forever, equal to 1?" A high school math teacher
takes on all doubters. Round 2. Round 3. Refutations of some popular "They're not equal" arguments. Refutations, round 2.
You don't have to a mathematician to get in on the fun: .99999=1 discussed
on a conspiracy theory website, an Ayn Rand website
(where it is accused to violating the "law of identity"), and a
World of Warcraft forum.
But never, as far as I can tell, on MetaFilter.
on Sep 30, 2007 -
I just posted a pretty weak link on unsound and fallacious arguments.
Here's a better one
. If you participate in debate on the net, you probably ought to read this, so you know *how* they're snowing you.
on Apr 25, 2000 -