Date: Mar 8, 2013 4:25 AM
Author: mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de
Subject: Re: Matheology § 222 Back to the roots
On 8 Mrz., 09:27, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:

> > > but that is not the same as saying that

> > > no lines are required.

>

> > The set of lines is ordered by the natural numbers. Every set of

> > natural numbers has a first element.

>

> Irrelevant to the fact that ANY infinite set of lines is sufficient,

> which means that no particular line is required, but infinitely many

> lines are required.

A set of natural numbers, finite or infinite, without a first element

is not object of mathematics.

>

>

> > Name the first line.

>

> Which first line? There are infinitely many possible first lines.

> In fact EVERY line is a first line of some such set.

Name at least one line that is not obviously irrelevant for the task.

Regards, WM