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FromTheRafters

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Re: 0 The Empty Number; its purpose is to set bases
Posted: Sep 22, 2017 11:31 AM
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Conway brought next idea :
> What?...are you saying value is separate from space?

Yes, a value is a mental construct distinct from anything 'real' which
may or may not possess that value. Numbers are in the mind whether
gleaned from outside relations (discovered) or simply 'made up' to help
us calculate results (invented). There are two schools of thought just
about equally spread throughout the minds of mathematicians. The
question which best describes this notion is "Is mathematics invented,
or discovered?" very respected mathematicians can be found ascribing to
each of these notions.

IMO it is best to divorce oneself from the notion that reality has
anything to do with mathematics aside from the obvious fact that the
current model seems to describe reality quite accurately.


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