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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 6:56 PM
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WM <> wrote:

> On 5 Jan., 17:47, fom <> wrote:
> > On 1/5/2013 6:56 AM, WM wrote:
> >

> > > Nonsense. A real number need not be given by a string of digits. In
> > > most cases that is even impossible. Given is a finite definition like
> > > "pi". And this is distinct from all other real numbers.

> >
> > "pi" is certainly a finite string used as a name.

> But it allows to calculate a potentially infinite string. i.e., a
> finite string with more than any given number of digits.

> >
> > Please offer a (Russellian) description that attaches it
> > to an idea of number.
> >
> > And, since you make provability an issue in these matters,
> > please show that your description is uniquely distinguishing
> > pi from other numbers.

> I show it by what you think when reading my pi.

To be as sure as you claim, ,you would have to be a mindreader and read
the mind of someone your have probably never met and don't know where to

> Mathematics is discourse, sending and receiving messages.

So is Morse code.

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