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