THUNK – 157. Issues with Infinity

Scientists are used to seeing infinity in their equations, but refuse to accept it as an answer to them – why?

-Links for the Curious-

“Singularities & Black Holes,” by the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – plato.stanford.edu/entries/spacetime-singularities/

“Singularities & Black Holes,” by Peter Bokulich – people.bu.edu/pbokulic/blackholes/

Infinite Ethics (Bostrom, 2011) – nickbostrom.com/ethics/infinite.pdf

The Elasticity of Demand for Health Care: A Review of the Literature and Its Application to the Military Health System (Ringel et al, 2002) – www.rand.org/pubs/monograph_reports/MR1355.html

“Price Elasticity of Demand,” by Anderson et al – www.jstor.org/stable/1237232?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

“Taxes & Perfectly Inelastic Demand,” by Khan Academy – www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/ap-microeconomics/ap-supply-demand-equilibrium/ap-deadweight-loss-tutorial/v/taxes-and-perfectly-inelastic-demand

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