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Topic: Who is too stupid to agree with Phil?
Replies: 119   Last Post: Apr 27, 2003 8:26 AM

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 Poker Joker Posts: 378 Registered: 12/13/04
Re: Who is too stupid to agree with Phil?
Posted: Apr 5, 2003 8:26 PM

"Barb Knox" <see@sig.below> wrote in message
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> In article <wIHja.21660\$5j.291636@twister.kc.rr.com>, "Poker Joker"
> <Poker@wi.rr.com> wrote:
>

> > Without set theory, the following statment
> > is NOT TRUE:
> >
> > "The number of natural numbers is infinite."

>
> Wrong.
>
> Assume that then the following is true: The number of natural numbers is
> finite.
>
> Using the definition that "finite" means there is a natural number n such
> that there is a 1-1 mapping between the items under question and the
> sequence of natural numbers 1,2,...n, then the following is true: The
> number of natural numbers is some natural number n
>
> Thus n is the largest natural number.
>
> But n+1 is larger and is also a natural number. RAA.
>

Where've you been? Just woke up?

I agree that you have proven that
THERE IS NO NUMBER OF NATURALS IN THE DOMAIN OF NATURALS.
THATS WHY THE ABOVE STATEMENT IS FALSE.

Yoo-Hoo? McFly? Is anyone home? Yoo-hoo? Hello?

> I know in Phil-land this reasoning is somehow suspect, but in the rest of
> mathematics it works just fine.
>
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