#### Cosmo

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**Movement is an illusion?**

I remember back in highschool we had this really weird science teacher. I'm going to try and explain things the way he did, but I might screw it up. I'm a graphic designer, not a physicist

Say you have a line segment:

Now, everyone learns in geometry that a line segment has an infinite number of points within itself. Given this, imagine that you were standing at point A, and that you wanted to get to point B. To do this, you would have to traverse an infinite number of points.

Given the definition of the word infinite:

in?fi?nite

adj.

Having no boundaries or limits.

Immeasurably great or large; boundless: infinite patience; a discovery of infinite importance.

Mathematics.

Existing beyond or being greater than any arbitrarily large value.

Unlimited in spatial extent: a line of infinite length.

Of or relating to a set capable of being put into one-to-one correspondence with a proper subset of itself.

It should be impossible to move from point A to point B because there are an unlimited number of points between the two. If there was a such thing as "infinity", you could never traverse all given points since they are, well... Infinite.

The only way you could possibly move from one point to another is if infinity did not exist.

*sigh* I really hope I explained this right....