Date: Mar 25, 2013 5:40 PM
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224
On 3/25/2013 4:36 PM, WM wrote:
> 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.
So what. That simply means that you cannot name
all the constituents of your sensory experience.
Do you deny your sensory experience?