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Bernd Einfeldt

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Somes questions, related to a more formal (mathematical) view on languages, I would like to discuss.

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1


Nature does nothing without a purpose. Thus we may ask: What is the evolutionary reason for the development of a spoken language? I also would include mathematics and computer languages in these considerations and compare these to spoken languages. In this formal sense, we could even consider the information exchange that bees use as a language. Do all bees around the world use the same language? Does a sudden change of the location of the beehive affect the communication? Why do Asian and Western civilizations use the same mathematical language, although there spoken language is so different?
Is the mathematical language unique? I don't believe that there is a compelling reason that this must be so. Could a different mathematical language lead to a different view of our physical and economical world?

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    Sep 19 2013: Do not miss this rare gem!!

    23,000 km (14,291miles) closer !! at 362,264 Km!! (225,100 miles)...spectacular math....(for which, professor Dr. Gell-Mann would surely grant a computer break :)) outside your window right now. I hope you enjoy tonight’s lunar perigee, as it’ll be "the moon’s closest pass to Earth until December 4, 2013"
    http://earthsky.org/tonight/the-moon-unites-everybody
    http://www.space.com/19195-night-sky-planets-asteroids-webcasts.html?cmpid=51463012064154
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCjGK0dwq_s#t=41
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      Sep 21 2013: Here is a small poem I used to have my second graders memorize when we studied the moon and the solar system: Enjoy!!

      Moon

      Are you lonely, Moon?
      You giant white balloon!
      You have no water, wind or air.
      No wonder, nothing lives up their.
      You can't grow trees or flowers or grass.
      Your soil is only rocks and glass.
      Even your light is not your own.
      Instead it's from the sun that's shone.
      Your gravity is weak, I hear.
      You really have no atmosphere.
      But don't be sad, Moon, please don't cry.
      For I still love you in the sky.

      Meish Goldish
      • Sep 24 2013: Like this poem, it teaches children that there are different worlds and maybe a child ask are there other places like earth or other moons?
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        Sep 24 2013: Lovely poem Mary Thank you :-)
        Did you know that there are 180 moons in the solar system and our planet is the only one known to have intelligent life!! I didn't!! Did you know that our one and only moon is the reason why we were able to live and evolve on Earth because it not only regulates the ebb and tide but it stabilizes the rotation of our home planet making it habitable all over!! Thats a lot of loving work!!

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_natural_satellites
        http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/astro/moonhab.html
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          Sep 25 2013: Glad you liked the poem.
          I actually did know the facts you mentioned. They are in a booklet I have on life and all it's beauty.

          The booklet calls the Moon, the "perfect neighbor". And it goes on to say...."If you had to choose a "next-door neighbor" for the earth, you could not improve on the moon. Its diameter measures just over a quarter of that of the earth. Thus, when compared with other moons in our solar system, our moon is unusually large in relation to its host planet.

          The moon is the principal cause of ocean tides, which play a vital role in earth's ecology. The moon also contributes to the planet's stable spin axis. Without its tailor-made moon, our planet would wobble like a spinning top, perhaps even tipping right over and turning on its side, as it were. The resulting climatic, tidal, and other changes would be catastrophic."

          I learned, a long time ago, that we live at a very special address in our solar system.
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          Sep 27 2013: Welcome.

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