Date: Mar 25, 2013 5:36 PM
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224
On 25 Mrz., 21:43, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
> > That is the question too. Why has never anybody written the complete
> > decimal- or binary expansion of a periodic rational?
> Everyone who tried died of boredom before finishing.
In brief: It is impossible.
> No one has ever written down an actual number rather than the name of,
> or numeral for, that number, so according to WM's thesis, we might as
> well ignore all numbers entirely, as we never actually deal with them
No. We deal with irrational numbers by using their names. Alas, the
set of names is countable.