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[–]Stew_Wets 4 insightful - 2 fun4 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

To be fair it was from a book inside a book, and said inner book is... well something you shouldn't trust too much, especially if the only way it can explain how to survive a Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal is in a slightly less pleasant way than implying that you should become its meal.

[–]asterias 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Which book was that? Was it one of the Hitchhiker's Guide volumes?

[–]x0x7 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

Wow. He sucks at math. Not every sample of an infinite series of data !=> Finite.

If 90% were inhabited, then it would be true that not everyone of them is inhabited. 90% of infinity is not a finite number.

[–]EVERYBODYPANIC 6 insightful - 3 fun6 insightful - 2 fun7 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

You are correct. Dougie Adams was just trying to be cute.

[–]Tom_Bombadil 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

90% of infinity is not a finite number.

Any % of an infinite number is not a finite number (I'm sure you already knew this).

Having said that, some infinitiys are larger than others, which is interesting.

There are more decimal numbers between 0 and 1, than integers (1, 2, 3...).

A person can begin to count integers to infinity.

0, 1, 2, 3...

It's impossible to start with the next smallest number after 0.

For example:

0, 0.0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000... ..00000?

[–]roguecanine 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I wouldn't say 'larger' but rather more dense? You encounter things more often. Same with the populated words - their number might as well be infinite as well, but they are so spread out you'd be hard pressed to travel between them.

[–]ElifromtheBook 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Do you guys even know the divisions of unity?

[–]jet199 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

You have to respect him. You also have to lock him in a room to get him to write it in the first place.

Some love, some tough love.

[–]AmericanMuskrat 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (7 children)

"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." A guy wrote the quote out in calligraphy for me and it hangs framed on my wall.

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    [–]AmericanMuskrat 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

    If you're interested I can go find the image for ya, the guy is cool with people using it. I took advantage of Walgreens frequent free 8x10 photo deals to have them print it out for me for free.

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      [–]AmericanMuskrat 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (1 child)

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        [–]horatioherbert 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

        And fairies aren't real