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Topic: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Replies: 46   Last Post: Sep 24, 2017 8:28 AM

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 Dan Christensen Posts: 8,219 Registered: 7/9/08
Re: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Posted: Sep 21, 2017 10:48 PM

On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 10:01:10 PM UTC-4, Conway wrote:
> On Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 8:03:00 PM UTC-5, FromTheRafters wrote:
> > Conway brought next idea :
> > >>
> > >> Place is important.

> > >
> > > I agree...."Place" is important....Place is a matter of space....zero is
> > > place...zero is space...

> >
> > Important for representations only, not for the number in mind.
> > Mathematics is filled with abstractions, a 'number' can be expressed in
> > many ways. You seem to want to imbue numbers with two attributes each
> > and "do math" with them while avoiding a perceived problem with zero as
> > it stands.
> >
> > To me, zero is not a problem and limits are just another representation
> > of a number, not only a representation of (a method for) an
> > approximation of a number.
> >
> > If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

>
> Mmmh....I suppose I can agree with you here....actually I have talked to many Phd's in this matter.....they have said about as much.....I however do believe that it's broke....

Yes, all those cars exploding, planes crashing and boats sinking because scientists and engineers simply don't understand that "0(as space) = 1 (as space)."

Dan

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