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Re: Where do math symbols originate?
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Apr 10, 2013 10:51 PM


On Tuesday, October 15, 2002 6:30:05 PM UTC7, Ralph E. Frost wrote: > [Rated "RFTOR" in s.p.r.] > > > The normally wellmannered, docile fellows in the advanced symbolics and > unification division here at the lab started a bad squabble the other day > that perhaps someone in SPR can speak into and put an end to ...so those > guys can shut up and get back to calculating  to doing real work. > > One group, the experimentalists, came out with the idea that since > abstract math symbols are linguistic artifacts, all abstract math symbols > and thus all abstract mathematics arise from and thus are secondary to a > very small number of very flexible physical structures and relationships > down in the guts of human consciousness. > > This made sense to the experimentalists, because they couldn't escape the > notion that their plans for improved experimental rigs, as best they can > tell, flow up out of various rearrangements of the same flexible physical > structures. > > However, as readers might well imagine, the abstract math contingent will > have none of this troublesome talk and taunting, even though they > can only grunt and groan ineffable noises when confronted with the > observation that the unified thing itself does all it's math flawlessly > using the socalled "analog math symbols". To complicate matters, some of > abstract folks are becoming a bit intrigued by the idea that the step up to > the emerging, more unified models in fact very might require the > introduction and shift to using more robust, more synchronous math symbols > than folks use in the less unified models. At this moment, though, none of > them can venture a guess on which analog math symbol might be the absolute > best to be deployed or how such an awkward notion might be refined and > developed. > > Anyway, I am asking for your help to resolve this squabble one way or the > other. > > >  > Ralph Frost > Looking for a desktop model to help you ponder this topic? > http://flep.refrost.com  now with secure online ordering > Use more robust symbols > Seek a thought worthy of speech. 3s+x+nS



