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kirby urner

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School Festival: Summer Solstice
Posted: Apr 9, 2015 4:25 PM
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My Bridge to Nowhere Eskimos are not necessarily the real Eskimos
of the Bridge to Nowhere region [1], but rather are inhabitants of
Erewhone, i.e. "nowhere" spelled "backwards" (not my invention [2]).

Our festival involves Real Pie i.e. pizza, not "perfect" by the criteria
of Platonists, but "right for the plate". We set an empty plate out
for Plato saying his "imaginary Pie" floats there. We use the ancient
Greek Pi symbol for his place tag. Much merriment is had.

We also get away with calling them the "real" numbers a lot. Because
we're so vested in the C types and such objects of computer memory,
we think in terms of floats, extended ints, various hybrids (octonians
might be nifty). We rarely have need for the "reals" and so can afford
to "scare quote" the whole notion.

That being said, N < Z < Q < R < C < H < O remains useful, even if
we don't use the Aleph stuff or buy into much Twisted Pretzel (what
Lower48 calls "the infinity symbol" as if there were only one). Cantor
is still cool and we love Fractals.

Then it's time to play with toys. We've had our carbs and now should
spend them. We don't "stuff ourselves" just prepare ourselves for
some serious joule spending in the great outdoors. Lots of snow on
the ground. We have many words for it.

Kirby

[1] http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9737243
(many kinds of Eskimos)

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erewhon



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