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Topic: Matheology § 258
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Re: Matheology � 258
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 6:12 PM
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WM <> wrote:

> On 27 Apr., 21:51, Virgil <> wrote:

> >
> > No one ever works with actual numbers in mathematics,
> > they only work with names or numerals for numbers.

> Therefore no one can prove uncountability.

If one had to get hold of actual numbers to do mathematics, there could
be no mathematics at all.

And it is the axiom system for the field of real numbers which implies
uncountability, not the naming of numbers.

> >
> > So why is working only with names a problem?

> That is not a problem in mathematics. It is a problem for
> matheologians.

A type that exists only in WM's imagination, though he applies the term
broadly to the vast majority of those whom everyone else calls
> >
> > > Infinite strings do not exist in the internet
> >
> > They do as named objects, as do numbers.

> Yes, but not more than countably many.

The evidence for uncountability does not rely on being able to name
uncountably many individuals.

There are more things in heaven and earth, WM ,than are dreamt of in
your philosophy.

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