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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: Math is only conceptual. You understand that math is man made right? I have 0 apples in my refrigator (I checked). Once again, I'll add that "nothing" itself should be your focus of this discussion and not 0 as it relates to nothing.

    Math is used to describe the world. The world isn't used to describe math.
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      Sep 30 2012: Not if you use cave man math which just consist of a bunch of ones. then it is not conceptual but logical. 1=1, 11=2, 111=3, 1111=4 so on so forth for everything is an individual representation of its self not group in arbitrary units. For you can also never have 2 in the world of the same thing. They would have to be identical in every way and also take up the same space time.

      p.s. please hit the reply button so we can have a conversation thread instead just you posting everything to general topic

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