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Topic: Matheology § 253
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Virgil

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Re: Matheology � 253
Posted: Apr 19, 2013 3:34 AM
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<6f2faae2-dada-47a3-b172-aff3ad776c94@y2g2000vbe.googlegroups.com>,
WM <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> > So, mathematics has become theological because
> > it treats real numbers as individuals although
> > they cannot be named

>
> Since numbers do not exists, in mathematics, i.e., in discourse, other
> than as names


Nonsense!
If numbers existed only as names then different names would necessarily
represent different numbers, but a great deal of both arithmetic and
algebra is aimed at showing how different names can represent the same
number. Equations often do no more than that.
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