On Nov 6, 6:00 pm, Brian Chandler <imaginator...@despammed.com> wrote: > Daryl McCullough wrote: > > I don't think that's right at all. It doesn't have anything > > to do with 6 being special. > Never mind about being special, I'm completely baffled by the concept > of the "object" [!?] 6. What on earth does it mean for it to "exist"? > It seems to me that 6 only exists in the (incontrovertible) sense that > the Judaeo-Christian God "exists"
Exactly! Of course, most people in the world believe in the existence of the number six -- even more than believe in the Judaeo-Christian God -- but people are more divided on the existence of certain natural numbers that are much, much larger than six. Try 10^600 -- there are active threads at sci.math that question the existence of numbers larger than 10^600. And those who believe in the existence of said large numbers in those threads are called "religious" by those who don't believe in them, just as those who worship the Judaeo-Christian God are judged for their religion by those who aren't Jewish or Christian.