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 Paul Lutus Posts: 178 Registered: 12/7/04
Re: Paul Lutus says dumb things
Posted: Dec 3, 2001 3:31 AM
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"The Scarlet Manuka" <sacha@maths.uwa.edu.au> wrote in message
news://9ufase\$o2o\$1@fang.dsto.defence.gov.au...

> You seem to have a large problem with comprehension.

No, your problem is that I understand what you are saying. Based on the
content of your posts, this is a risk you had not planned on taking.

> I said: The term "number system" is not well-defined, and it would be
> unwise to define it in such a way as to exclude the extended real numbers.

Then stop denying that this is your claim. You cannot simultaneously deny
that this claim has been made, by you and others, and yet make it every
other line.

The above statement is that the default meaning of "number system" is or
should be one identical to the extended reals.

> There *is* *no* commonly presented meaning of "number system". It is
> not a formally defined term. At most, some examples are presented.

Apart form being false, this hasn't stopped you from asserting a preferred
definition for it, which appears above.

In fact, the prevailing definition is provided implicitly in each and every
one of the Web pages in my list. Each page that says "infinity is not a
number" (i.e. all of them) is making a statement about the default number
system -- it excludes infinity. Why is it the default? Because (1) the
statement is uniform, without significant variation, and (2) no
qualification of "number" is made, except to say it constitutes a set that
excludes infinity.

Alternative? All those educators are spouting nonsense, at the expense of
their students (and their careers). Which explanation do you think is most
likely?

--
Paul Lutus
www.arachnoid.com

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11/30/01 Lou Tuss
11/30/01 Gregory L. Hansen
11/30/01 Chan-Ho Suh
11/30/01 Jake
11/30/01 Paul Lutus
11/30/01 Mike Oliver
11/30/01 Old Man
11/30/01 Paul Lutus
11/30/01 Russell Blackadar
11/30/01 Russell Blackadar
11/30/01 Mike Oliver
11/30/01 David W. Cantrell
12/1/01 Wade Ramey
12/1/01 Paul Lutus
12/1/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/1/01 Jim Bob
12/1/01 Paul Lutus
12/1/01 Jim Bob
12/1/01 Angus Rodgers
12/1/01 Mike Oliver
12/2/01 Angus Rodgers
12/1/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Randy Poe
12/4/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/1/01 Chan-Ho Suh
12/1/01 James Hunter
12/1/01 David W. Cantrell
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 David W. Cantrell
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Angus Rodgers
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Wade Ramey
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/3/01 Chan-Ho Suh
12/3/01 Richard Herring
12/2/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/3/01 Chan-Ho Suh
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/2/01 David W. Cantrell
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 jmfbahciv@aol.com
12/2/01 Adam Ringler
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Randy Poe
12/2/01 Adam Ringler
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Adam Ringler
12/2/01 Paul Lutus
12/2/01 Adam Ringler
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 David W. Cantrell
12/3/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 David W. Cantrell
12/3/01 Mike Oliver
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Angus Rodgers
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 Paul Lutus
12/4/01 mareg@primrose.csv.warwick.ac.uk
12/4/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/4/01 franz heymann
12/4/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/7/01 Dustin Aleksiuk
12/7/01 David W. Cantrell
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 David W. Cantrell
12/4/01 jmfbahciv@aol.com
12/3/01 Simon Nickerson
12/3/01 Wade Ramey
12/3/01 Jesse F. Hughes
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Mike Oliver
12/3/01 Charles Dillingham
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 meron@cars3.uchicago.edu
12/2/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 Matt Gutting
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
12/3/01 Paul Lutus
12/3/01 The Scarlet Manuka
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