FromTheRafters wrote: > It happens that Conway Lovett formulated : >> On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 6:12:09 AM UTC-5, FromTheRafters wrote: >>> conway used his keyboard to write : >>>>> How is 0 space? >>>> >>>> Markus >>>> >>>> >>>> I can "see" the space of zero on ANY number line. Anyting that is >>>> "empty" can be measured. ANY time I have zero of anything, I still >>>> posses space. >>> >>> This reminds me of a story my father once told me. One time he said >>> he was shopping for groceries in the little store we frequented. A >>> man comes in and says he is moving and asks the proprietor if he has >>> any empty boxes he can have. The store owner asks him "Empty boxes of >>> what?" >> >> Well said....an empty box is still something. We can show how one >> empty box has something different in it as compared to another. It is >> impossible for anyone to have or represent nothing......go ahead >> try...you will always have something....just not the thing in >> question..... > > I thought that you would like that anecdote.
I was reminded of a story told during "the troubles" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Troubles). Someone, accosted by a group of things, would be asked if they were Catholic or Protestant. "I'm an atheist" came the reply. "Yes, but are you a Catholic atheist or a Protestant atheist?"
-- Do, as a concession to my poor wits, Lord Darlington, just explain to me what you really mean. I think I had better not, Duchess. Nowadays to be intelligible is to be found out. -- Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere's Fan