Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Uninteresting Numbers

Let’s hypothesize an uninteresting natural number.  It’s not a prime.  It isn’t a triangular, square, or whatever number.  Nothing distinguishes it.  It’s bland.  Boring.  Just a number.  It’s not zero or a negative.  Just a dull, uninteresting number.

Now let’s create two groups of numbers: interesting numbers and uninteresting numbers. 

In the uninteresting number group, or set, there will be a least (lowest) uninteresting number.

Because of this unique distinction, being the least (lowest) uninteresting number, the least (lowest) uninteresting number cannot quite remain “uninteresting”, can it?

The answer is no.

So remove that particular least (lowest) uninteresting number from the uninteresting number set because it is, in fact, interesting.

Now look what happens:

When you remove the least (lowest) uninteresting number from the uninteresting number set, there is now a NEW least (lowest) uninteresting number.  And we must do the same thing to it – remove it and place it in the “interesting” set, because of its uniqueness as the least (lowest) of its class.

Ad infinitum.

Which goes to prove that the uninteresting number set has ZERO members.  It’s a maniacal process of elimination.

And that goes to prove that – 


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