Date: Jan 30, 2013 7:51 PM
Author: Virgil
Subject: Re: ZFC and God
In article

<37465aea-4baf-4087-903d-92b0106c26f0@d11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com>,

WM <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> On 30 Jan., 09:47, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:

> > In article

> > <4a768b6d-0d71-4e89-bf77-6b70d6e5e...@d11g2000yqe.googlegroups.com>,

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> > > On 30 Jan., 02:17, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:

> > > > In article

> > > > <6a9608a5-ec9c-4e81-af59-ae4caa19b...@h2g2000yqa.googlegroups.com>,

> >

> > > > WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> > > > > On 28 Jan., 22:52, "Jesse F. Hughes" <je...@phiwumbda.org> wrote:

> >

> > > > > > Now,

> > > > > > if every real has a terminating decimal representation, then...

> >

> > > > > I did not say that every real has a terminating representation.

> >

> > > > But does every real accessible real have a decimal expansion, at least

> > > > in theory?

> >

> > > No.

> >

> > > > Does every rational have a decimal expansion?

> >

> > > No. For instance 1/9 = 0.111... has no decimal expansion

> >

> > You just gave it one.

> >

> No. I know, it is very unfamiliar, but it is fact: "0.111..." is not a

> decimal expansion. For instance, because decimal expansions by

> definition have only one point. 0.111...

Finite and infinite decimals have only one decimal point, but the

ellipsis "..." is not a decimal point, but is a standard abbreviation

for either "and so on until" if followed by an end value or "and so on

without end" if not followed by an end value.

Just as {1,2,3,...,20} is a standard expression for

{1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20}

And {1,2,3,...} is a well known and standard expression for the unique

set S which contains as members 1, 2 and 3 and also n+1 wherever it

contains n as a member, but no other elements, at least everywhere

except in WM's Wolkenmuekenheim.

It is curious that WM is so woefully ignorant of such standard

mathematics when he presumes to be able to teach it.

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