Bulletin of the American Physical Society
Annual Meeting of the APS Four Corners Section
Volume 60, Number 11
Friday–Saturday, October 16–17, 2015; Tempe, Arizona
Session F1: Poster Session (4:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Friday, October 16, 2015
Chair: Gary Adams, Arizona State University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2015.4CF.F1.26
Abstract: F1.00026 : Invisible Sorites Paradox
(University of New Mexico)
There is not a clear frontier between visible matter and invisible matter. An invisible particle does not form a visible object, nor do two invisible particles, three invisible particles, etc. However, at some point, the collection of invisible particles becomes large enough to form a visible object, but there is apparently no definite point where this occurs. A similar paradox is developed in an opposite direction. It is always possible to remove a particle from an object in such a way that what is left is still a visible object. However, repeating and repeating this process, at some point, the visible object is decomposed so that the left part becomes invisible, but there is no definite point where this occurs.
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