On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM, Joe Niederberger <email@example.com> wrote: > Paul Tanner II says: >>He (Devlin) said that repeated addition or scaling or any other model is an algebraic properties. > > Really? I can hardly believe that. >
You better, since the idea that repeated addition is merely a property of natural number multiplication was one of his main themes as to how it is not the case that repeated addition is what natural number multiplication *is*.
You evidently did not actually read carefully enough what he wrote.