On 3/25/2013 4:36 PM, WM wrote: > On 25 Mrz., 21:43, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote: > >>> That is the question too. Why has never anybody written the complete >>> decimal- or binary expansion of a periodic rational? >> >> Everyone who tried died of boredom before finishing. > > In brief: It is impossible. >> >> No one has ever written down an actual number rather than the name of, >> or numeral for, that number, so according to WM's thesis, we might as >> well ignore all numbers entirely, as we never actually deal with them >> directly. > > No. We deal with irrational numbers by using their names. Alas, the > set of names is countable. >
So what. That simply means that you cannot name all the constituents of your sensory experience.