Date: Oct 4, 2017 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: 0 = 1
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:37:16 AM UTC-5, Peter Percival wrote:
> conway wrote:
> >> How is 0 space?
> > Markus
> > 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.
> 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.
> Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlington, just explain
> to me what you really mean.
> I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is
> to be found out. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan
Yes, but, SPACE is what you can see and measure. SPACE does constitute a line. Which Is what I claimed. Why dreg this up....? I know your thoughts in this regard Peter.