Date: Oct 4, 2017 9:53 AM
Author: Peter Percival
Subject: Re: 0 = 1
Conway Lovett wrote:

> 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.

>

> Yes, but, SPACE is what you can see and measure. SPACE does

What has what one can see got to do with any theory of real numbers?

> constitute a line. Which Is what I claimed. Why dreg this up....? I

> know your thoughts in this regard Peter.

>

--

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