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    Hi there.

    Let A and B be two natural phenomena.

    If one says A is the necessary cause of the emergence of B, is one required to posit an infinite series of causal events to causally link A to B ?
    But if it's inifinite, how can be B appear in a finite time after A ?


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    Zeno had the best excuse for declining social functions...
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    Quote Originally Posted by termina View Post
    Hi there.

    Let A and B be two natural phenomena.

    If one says A is the necessary cause of the emergence of B, is one required to posit an infinite series of causal events to causally link A to B ?
    But if it's inifinite, how can be B appear in a finite time after A ?


    Thank you!
    I think the problem with Heracles and the Tortoise, and similar anecdotes is B is always something elses A. Meaning it is finite point in an infinite timeline. Or those were always my thoughts on it.

    Edit: Achilles.. Not Heracles, it's been a while since I've read anything relating to Zeno..
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