On 3/16/2013 3:19 PM, Virgil wrote: > In article > <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > WM <email@example.com> wrote:
>> >> Think of the time. What is "now"? As soon as you try to fix it, it is >> past. In time you can predict the development of clocks. In lists >> there is no such smooth, predictable evolution. Will the next line >> added to above list be n+1, or n^2 or n^n^n^n (all those of course >> also including n+1 and its followers? There are no limits. But as soon >> as we look onto the last line, we get the idea of another one and that >> will add one or many lines to the list. > > So that the process is endless. > > Mathematics outside of Wolkenmuekenheim deals successfully with endless > processes all the time, but inside Wolkenmuekenheim, they are apparently > totally verbotten.
And, even when the endless mathematics is restricted to potential *feasibility* as with Markov where the quantifiers are properly reinterpreted to explicitly account for each materially given constructive object.