Date: Mar 26, 2013 4:53 PM
Author: fom
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224
On 3/26/2013 2:41 PM, Virgil wrote:

> In article

> <f44274da-1a9e-4808-a1f6-1b253ff35372@z18g2000yqb.googlegroups.com>,

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

>

>

And, certainly, more believable than WM.