Date: Oct 4, 2017 9:52 AM
Author: Peter Percival
Subject: Re: 0 = 1

FromTheRafters wrote:
> It happens that Conway Lovett formulated :
>> On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:12:09 AM UTC-5, FromTheRafters wrote:
>>> conway used his keyboard to write :
>>>>> 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.

>>>
>>> This reminds me of a story my father once told me. One time he said
>>> he was shopping for groceries in the little store we frequented. A
>>> man comes in and says he is moving and asks the proprietor if he has
>>> any empty boxes he can have. The store owner asks him "Empty boxes of
>>> what?"

>>
>> Well said....an empty box is still something. We can show how one
>> empty box has something different in it as compared to another. It is
>> impossible for anyone to have or represent nothing......go ahead
>> try...you will always have something....just not the thing in
>> question.....

>
> I thought that you would like that anecdote.


I was reminded of a story told during "the troubles"
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Troubles). Someone, accosted by a
group of things, would be asked if they were Catholic or Protestant.
"I'm an atheist" came the reply. "Yes, but are you a Catholic atheist
or a Protestant atheist?"

--
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