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A version of the Sorites paradox, although associated with Zeno's paradox, as it concerns the creation of a finite quantity from enough cases of ‘nothing’. A single millet seed falling makes no noise. And for any number n, n×0=0. But a finite number of millet seeds falling, or in other words a multiplication of these zero noises, is a discernible finite noise.

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