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Topic: Matheology § 246
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 fom Posts: 1,968 Registered: 12/4/12
Re: Matheology § 246
Posted: Apr 17, 2013 11:54 AM

On 4/17/2013 9:57 AM, WM wrote:
> On 17 Apr., 16:27, fom <fomJ...@nyms.net> wrote:

<snip>

>>
>> No. What we have it one of your particular 'thought
>> experiments'

>
> All mathematics is thought experiments.

Does WM confuse "one of your particular 'thought experiments'"
with "all mathematics"?

It is well documented that WM has problems with singular
terms.

> In order to maintain your
> silly opinion, you would need two different values for n in (1, ...,
> n) and as n.

Let's look at that again,

Here is WM's construction.

1
2, 1
3, 2, 1
...
n, ..., 3, 2, 1
...

And here is the listing of the triangular numbers

F(n)=Sum_i(1..n)(i)

1 :=> 1
2 :=> 3
3 :=> 6
4 :=> 10

and so on

To describe WM's version of mathematics, I would
have to write

1=1
2=3
3=6
4=10

and so on

It seems that WM is the one invoking two different
values for the same n.

>To refute that "idea" does not require a big thought
> experiment

It appears that it did not

> (though every kind of thinking can be called a thought
> experiment), but your argument will not attract but repulse any
> mathematicians.

Never had much luck with them anyway.

>
>> When the ancient Greeks actually considered what is
>> involved with *calculation*,

>
> namely practical experiments with stones (limestones, calcis or
> chalculi) or thought experiments describing such calculations.

I said ancient Greeks -- not Neolithic Man.

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