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Topic: The Distinguishability argument of the Reals.
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Virgil

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Re: The Distinguishability argument of the Reals.
Posted: Jan 5, 2013 6:58 PM
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<553bf1fb-5267-47c9-ba16-70e7f6f4db8d@u19g2000yqj.googlegroups.com>,
WM <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> 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?


Because if they are not there, some of the necessary properties of the
real number field are also not there.
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