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Topic: A flaw in modern axiomatic geometry?
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Re: A flaw in modern axiomatic geometry?
Posted: May 1, 2013 4:23 PM
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"Butch Malahide" <> wrote in message
> On Apr 30, 7:14 pm, "Julio Di Egidio" <> wrote:
>> As I gather it, what he says is that from Playfair's axiom and his
>> lite-triangle axiom one can prove Pasch's axiom. But the two former
>> axioms
>> are common to Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry, while Pasch's axiom
>> is
>> Euclidean only: hence the contradiction.

> Playfair's axiom? Isn't that the one that says that only one parallel
> to a given line can be drawn through a given point not on the line?
> That axiom is common to Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry?

I had misread. Thank you and David Hartley for the feedback, after more
reading I see he had nailed it since the beginning.


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