Date: Mar 26, 2013 3:41 PM
Subject: Re: Matheology � 224
WM <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 26 Mrz., 00:08, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
> > In article
> > <efb405f6-8b50-4aff-a689-501d4a3da...@l9g2000yqp.googlegroups.com>,
> > WM <mueck...@rz.fh-augsburg.de> 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.
> > It is also unnecessary, which is how the boredom arose.
> If uncountably many real numbers should be distinguished ort be
> applied for any mathematical reason, then all infinitely many digits
> of each of them have to be written
There are sufficient proofs that there must be more reals than names for
them, so that while they must exist, most of them are forever unnameable.
Such existence is certainly no less believable than that in gods,
angels, demons, life after death, etc.
> A mathematician would know that.
And every mathematician would know that what goes on in Wolkenmuekenheim
has nothing to do with mathematics.