Date: Mar 26, 2013 4:53 PM
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224
On 3/26/2013 2:41 PM, Virgil wrote:
> In article
> WM <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> On 26 Mrz., 00:08, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote:
>>> In article
>>> 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.