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Re: distinguishability  in context, according to definitions
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Feb 14, 2013 10:32 AM


In <qImdnYCz5tRmvITMnZ2dnUVZ_oWdnZ2d@giganews.com>, on 02/11/2013 at 10:53 AM, fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> said:
>Should I assume this question is contemptuous?
More precisely, that you were slinging around symbols and words without knowing what they mean, and inventing a local language without providing definitions. That, by the way, is what some of the participants in the tree thread were doing.
You might start by thinking about what you meant by "9.999...", then asking whether "pattern matching" has any relevance.
Similarly, what were you trying to say when you wrote 'Now, in what follows, the particular problem will be considering the nature of eventually constant sequences taken to be ontologically "the same."'? Do you know what syntax is? What do Dedekind cuts have to do with decimal expansions, other than the trivial sense that they can be used to construct a model of the Reals?
You really need to step back, separate out the philosophy from the mathematics and define any terms that you aren't uisng in accordance with standard practice.
 Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz, SysProg and JOAT <http://patriot.net/~shmuel>
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