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Topic: Matheology § 300
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 albrecht Posts: 1,075 Registered: 12/13/04
Re: Matheology § 300
Posted: Jul 31, 2013 6:47 AM

On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 8:52:15 AM UTC+2, Virgil wrote:
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> > On Tuesday, July 30, 2013 9:44:15 AM UTC+2, Virgil wrote:
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> > > In article <2d6b5b1d-e4da-4eb2-9ee1-3950f14c115b@googlegroups.com>,
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> > > Albrecht <albstorz> wrote:
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> > > > On Monday, July 29, 2013 8:38:52 PM UTC+2, Virgil wrote:
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> > > > >> My point is, that the naturals are the root of math which anchor the
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> > > > > NOT to anyone familiar with geometry.
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> > > > Geometry? Show me one straight line, one circle, one triangle, ... in our
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> > > Show me in our common reality any natural number.
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> > > You may be able to name them but you can no more show me one of them
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> > > But I can draw pictures of "straight lines, circle , and triangles"
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> > If you are able to distinguish between e.g. a table with four legs, three
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> > There are much more things in the nature which we can only observe by
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> > observing their consequences. But they are there nonetheless.
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> > And but surely can I draw pictures of natural numbers. You can't?
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> I do not see any pictures of natural numbers, though I do see some
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Your statement is equivalent to the statement of sombody who looks at a photography of a landscape with trees, lawn, cows, ... and asserts that he sees only a colored surface which might be described with words like "landscape, tree, lawn, cow", or somebody who looks at a horse and asserts he just see a fur which might contain a horse, or somebody who looks at a wooden chair and asserts he only looks at wood, ...
Such people a surely mental disintegrated - or clowns.

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