Originally Posted by VCDrivesAPorscheToWork
okay not really.
but I checked out of of the Philosophy classes on my campus, and pretty much all of them deal with proving or disproving God's existence.
Check out this crazy one:
(1-1) + (1-1) + (1-1)... = 0
1 - (1+1) - (1+1) ... = 0
1 = 0
you've created SOMETHING out of NOTHING.
but using calculus and infinite series you can disprove that. but it shows how zany these guys are.
This is what happens when someone who doesn't know math tries to
'prove mathematically' something. Its kinda like that 'proof' that 2 = 1.
Let x = y, then
1) x^2 = xy
2) x^2 - y^2 = xy - y^2
3) (x+y)(x-y) = y(x-y)
4) x+y = y
5) 2y = y
6) 2 = 1
So there it is proof that 2=1.
Except that from line 3) to line 4) you divide both sides by (x-y), but (x-y)=0 (since x=y) and division by zero is not allowed.