In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, WM <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 12 Mai, 23:03, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote: > > > > > The process by which you get any line is not independent of the prior > > > > lines having at one time been in existence, so all those prior lines > > > > once existed > > > > > But there is no difference for a line whether or not the preceding > > > lines continue to exist. > > > > Once it has come into existence, its continued existence may not be > > needed, but if it never had existed, neither could its successors. > > > > In a sane world the existence of 2 requires a prior existence of 1, and > > existence of any natural n + 1 requires a prior existence of n. > > So 3 + 4 is 16 because the predecessors of 3 and 4 claim their right?
Only when constrained to the rujes of WMytheology in Wolkenmuekenheim!
Elsewhere, at least in WM-free decimal addition, 3 + 4 = 7. --