
Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted:
Feb 1, 2013 9:14 AM


"JT" <jonas.thornvall@gmail.com> wrote in message news:53b7da796cab4adc80507236efb3770a@f6g2000yqm.googlegroups.com... On 1 Feb, 09:59, "christian.bau" <christian....@cbau.wanadoo.co.uk> wrote: > On Feb 1, 8:51 am, JT <jonas.thornv...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > > Well just my few thoughts around numbers. > >> Go to your bathroom. >> Count how many elephants there are. >> How many? The answer is zero. > >> If you watch an elephant leaving your bathroom, how many elephants are >> in the bathroom then? >> There were none, then one left, so now there are minus one elephants >> in your bathroom.
>If there is zero elephants i hardly need to count it or them. >Well if you show me the negative elephant i will count it. > >But rather say i have 1 dollar in wallet, and you steal it and i am >simply out of money
"out of money" = zero = 0
>but there isn't minus 1 dollar in wallet.
he stole only 1, 11 = 0
>But you >do owe me 1 dollar and i have a claim upon you.
but that is not what is in your wallet, and that is 0 dollars.
>And that is do not dream up things that aren't countable.
I count none, no dollars, which is zero dollars.

