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Topic: My amateurview of math.
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Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted: Feb 1, 2013 7:32 PM
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WM <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> 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.

> So -1 must ve a natural number too?

Makes as much sense as most of WMytheology .

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