Date: Sep 23, 2017 10:40 AM
Author: Peter Percival
Subject: Re: 0 = 1

Conway wrote:
> On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 6:24:28 AM UTC-5, Me wrote:
>> On Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2:50:08 AM UTC+2, Conway wrote:
>>
>>

>>> numbers represent existence...
>>
>> Especially, if =/= 0. Actually,
>>
>> Ex(x e M) <-> card(M) =/= 0.
>>
>> On the other hand, even if we only have
>>
>> phi(0)
>>
>> for some "property" phi, we may conclude from this
>>
>> Ex(phi(x)).
>>
>> => Something exists (namely the number 0).

>
> Me
>
> Ok...well said. If then 0 IS something. What then is it?


It's a number. If you want a definition is terms of logically prior
things, then there are various possibilities-
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_number#Modern_definitions



> Dimension
> with out an existence filling it.
>



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