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Origional Solution for the Millet paradox

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Description of the paradox from the Routledge Dictionary of Philosophy:

The argument is that a single grain of millet makes no sound upon falling, but a thousand grains make a sound. Hence a thousand nothings become something, an absurd conclusion.[16]

 

 

Solution

Either the first assumption is invalid or the second one is Invalid.

If a thousand millets makes noise then one millet must also make some kind of noise regardless of how slight.

Or neither makes noise such as falling in a vacuum.

Therefore there’s no paradox.

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There is also no paradox if you think harder about the physics of the situation since grains of millet are indifferent to sounds as they have no ears.

 

pun intended

Edited by studiot

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