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Topic: Matheology � 233
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Re: Matheology � 233
Posted: Apr 1, 2013 8:01 PM
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WM <> wrote:

> On 1 Apr., 22:44, Virgil <> wrote:

> > > You do not believe that a sequence or list of all rational numbers can
> > > be constructed?

> >
> > One can "enumerate" the  set of all rationals by formula, as has been
> > quite often done, but not by physically listing all of them.

> A formula giving every entry is enough.

> >
> > Note that one cannot ennumerate by listing even sufficiently large
> > finite sets, so being listable other than by formula is not a  relevant
> > criterion.

> Constructing a list by a formula is enough to prove what I said.

And enough to disprove what WM has said as well.

AS a matter of fact, almost any honest math is enough to disprove much
of want WM has said.

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