
Re: NonEuclidean Arithmetic
Posted:
Sep 12, 2012 12:31 AM


On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:22 PM, Robert Hansen <bob@rsccore.com> wrote: > > On Sep 11, 2012, at 6:51 PM, Paul Tanner <upprho@gmail.com> wrote: > > Regardless, to meet your challenge above that scaling cannot be a > model for the multiplication of arbitrary real numbers  given that I > utterly reject your assumption above that a model must be computable  > and I note that your assumption above denies all of geometry based on > real numbers because you deny almost all real numbers: > > > Joe must be a conservative real number denier. > > Bob Hansen
Since you've given me permission:
You can all you want make light of the fact that there is much crankery out there by a very big lot of cranks in terms of denial of science and/or mathematics, and that very unfortunately for conservatism, it almost always comes from within conservatism. Do we need to wonder why?
For fun, consider this: The most recent denial of science by so many conservatives on the Internet is their mindblowing attempts at trying to continue to deny that the globe is warming never mind that we now have new satellite data that confirms that starting less than 30 years ago, all of the Arctic ice is collapsing before our very eyes, more than 3/4 of the way to zero volume during summer, 1/3 of way to zero volume all year round. And since just 2006, more than half of whatever summer ice existed then is now gone  we are more than halfway to zero volume starting from just six years ago.
See these for the jawdropping truth:
http://tamino.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/piomas.gif
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/Chiloe/12_Climate/sea_ice_PIOMAS_min_to_date.png

