Explain how the deterministic recombination algorithm of a finite number of elements in an infinite number of steps does not give a combination of elements that is possible (the probability of which is not equal to zero). Absurd. Post a thesis on a math forum and see what will answer you.Dan74-MkII wrote: ↑Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:11 pmNo, it doesn't. Nor does the maths, incidentally.clw_uk wrote: ↑Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:06 pmThat doesn’t follow.Germann wrote: ↑Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:47 pmThe Pali Abhidhamma is precisely how the Sutta were interpreted in Theravada school before they became acquainted with the Tibetan and Far Eastern Mahayana. The Pali Abhidhamma is exactly that which was mastered in bhavana. If the Pali Abhidhamma is wrong, then the whole school is wrong, and its meditative practices (not the accumulation of merit by offerings, etc.) could not be effective.

An infinite number of steps of such an algorithm is a countable set. For an infinite set of moments, every step should have already happened if the algorithm was already running. The endless repetition of the same combinations means that a combination that is not one of them is impossible.