Date: Oct 4, 2017 6:37 AM
Author: Peter Percival
Subject: Re: 0 = 1
conway wrote:

>> How is 0 space?

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> Markus

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> I can "see" the space of zero on ANY number line. Anyting that is "empty" can be measured. ANY time I have zero of anything, I still posses space.

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Yes, but, not only aren't numbers what you can see (or even "see"), but

they don't constitute lines either. The one-one correspondence between

numbers and points on a line is a postulate of the arithmetization of

Euclidean (for example) geometry. In finite geometries and non-metric

geometries there is no such one-one correspondence.

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