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Topic: The Distinguishability argument of the Reals.
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Re: The Distinguishability argument of the Reals.
Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:18 PM
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On 5 Jan., 22:36, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:

> Actually, real math suggests that there are reals so incredibly
> inaccessible that finding the digit sequence representing one of them is
> not possible.
> In which case such numbers may well not be "finitely distinguishable".
> --

And they cannot be used in any way in a discourse or in mathematics or
spring off a Cantor-list.

So, why talk about them at all?

Regards, WM

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