Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:33:28 AM
Nice pic, richanddead, but that's an illustration of Zeno`s "Achilles and the tortoise". A type of Dichotomy paradox, but not the same.
In Zeno`s "Dichotomy paradox", Homer is attempting to reach a fixed spot (a stationary bus), he never reaches it because me must first complete an ever smaller half-distance unto infinity.
In Zeno`s "Achilles and the tortoise", Achilles is attempting to a catch a moving (albeit slow) target..the tortoise. Achilles will never catch the tortoise as whenever he reaches where the tortoise was, the tortoise has moved on. The distance between the two become infinitely small, but do not reach zero.
I saw paper presented on this years ago. Thought it was interesting paradox, but fails in the real world.