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Didacticus

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Registered: 7/14/09
Re: RE: Multiplication Is Not Repeated Addition
Posted: Mar 3, 2010 1:13 AM
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> I ask again the following questions:
>
> If you contend that multiplication is not repeated
> addition, how do you define it?


Note that no one really answered your question.

Alain essentially agreed with you, while Jonathan
sidestepped the real question. In order to try to prevent
that, you'd have to ask Jonathan the following question:

If you contend that multiplication on *natural numbers*
is not repeated addition, how do you define it?

Note that the definition Jonathan gave is definition
by repeated addition, just expressed in terms of
recursion.

The moment people like Devlin stop calling you a liar
for saying that multiplication on natural numbers is
repeated addition, the rest of the communication should
not be difficult. As long as, however, they insist that
you're a liar, or just fundamentally wrong, for saying
that, I doubt you will get very far in trying to
communicate with them.

It became a matter of a religious cult, and the
Delvinists will keep on pretending their emperor
is dressed in splendid garments no matter how amusingly
obvious it is to every child that he is stark naked.


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