On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 5:34 PM, Robert Hansen <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Jul 15, 2013, at 8:05 PM, kirby urner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > The choice of shape was cultural / conventional, not dictated by any > deities nor by logic, and in fact we may develop a consistent mathematics > by following this other branch, and in fact we have. > > > You could have saved yourself a lot of time and just said that what you > were talking about had nothing whatsoever to do with raising a number to > the third power. If anything, your act seems designed to obfuscate > mathematics for children and have them share your angst for the world. > > Bob Hansen >
What you're saying makes no sense to me. When people say they're raising a number to the 3rd power they often say "cubed"? Why? We explain why.
But could there be a different shape instead, associated with 3rd powering, 3rd rooting? Sure. And we branch off and explore a network of connected topics based on that premise.
Now you tell me what I'm talking about has nothing to do with raising a number to a 3rd power?
You accuse me of obfuscation when it's been precisely about the number sequence 1, 8, 27, 64.... ?
I don't get what you mean. Your criticism is hard to decipher.
>  obfuscate: to deliberately confuse and make unclear. >  angst: inability to deal with the human condition. >
Message was edited by: kirby urner (typo in 3rd power seq)