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Casey Christofaris

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Is our math wrong? Is it our assumption of zero, or absolute nothingness?

There are know phenomena out there such as the gamma ray burst that total destroys(use loosely your ego wants to argue this syntax error not the mind) our current math and physics(e=mc2). But instead of saying well maybe we got a key part of our math wrong we make it so the phenomena matches our math. This is my personal take on what I think might be wrong. I think it has to do with our assumption of zero. Seeing how you can never have absolute nothingness as a base or starting point. Conceptually the idea of zero is great. I want an apple. But i am in a complete void of apples. I don't have a single one. Not even applesauce! I have ZERO apples. But I do not need to know that you have zero apples to know when you have 1 apple. On the other had I do need to know that you have 1 apple to understand that now you have 2 apple. I could be wrong. It just something that bothers me.

Also I am not a math person it has always been something I struggled with in school those pesky numbers. However in College I excelled at Logic, but that has been some time ago.

I am not say this is the answer I just say that I think there is something fundamentally wrong with our math


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  • Sep 29 2012: I don't know how much you deal with mathematical functions, but zero being in it's current spot is incredibly convenient for plotting and solving them.

    It may not make sense for zero to need to be before 1 when you are counting apples, but what happens when you approach nothingness from something?
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      Sep 29 2012: You said it "approach", with plotting do you start from zero every time you make a point of reference? so if you are going to plot out a triangle the first corner starts at 0 and the goes to lets say 10 miles out make your second point (point X) then ten miles from there point (y) and back to your zero point which was ten miles away as well. So first point would be (0/10miles) second point would be (x=10/0) and the third point would be ( y= 10/0). Or (0=0) x=10 y=20 and then the third on would 0=0/30 or just thirty?

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