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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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  • Oct 10 2012: Hey Casey! how does it feel to have so much correspondence from all around the world? Must be pretty SWEET!!!
    hahaha, this is such a cool concept to be discussing, honestly. sure the level of math being displayed here may not be optimal. But, i think its really cool and pretty profound that so many people can come here to discuss our limited understanding of astro to quantum physics, and theology, and logic, and history, and our predictions for the future, and our beliefs about truth and reality, and most of all MATHEMATICS. Its awesome!
    Thanks a lot as well for being so open with sharing information and other things.
    Hope your still having a good day!
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      Oct 10 2012: Good day David,

      Thank you actually that is something I have "over" looked, it really is awesome that we a society of people have created whys to share topics on such broad aspects of "reality". To be honest outside of facebook I normally am not comfortable about putting my written word out there, they have always been a struggle for me. I guess I was to bored in school and did not feel the need to conform to the parameters that we put in place during school. One of first college teachers was actually appalled at how bad my writing was compared to my verbal discussions in class.

      But you are right it is pretty awesome!!!
      Have a good day as well

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