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by wtf
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Inter Mind
Replies: 186
Views: 3147

Re: The Inter Mind

No lurching just pointing out the references that were clearly stated on the website which you said you read. You obviously didn't read the article on the Website. I didn't say SIA said there was a smallest number I said that if there were a smallest number it would have certain properties that are...
by wtf
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Rings
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Re: Rings

If the circumference of a circle is C then its radius is r = C/2π. If C is replaced by C + 30 then the new radius is r' = (C + 30)/2π = C/2π + 30/2π. The new radius is exactly 30/2π larger than the original radius. Now what is curious about this and a bit counterintuitive is that the change in the r...
by wtf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Inter Mind
Replies: 186
Views: 3147

Re: The Inter Mind

The website says that the concept of the smallest number is taken from Smooth Infinitesimal Analysis. SIA imposes a special property for Infinitesimals (dx) close to Zero: Even though dx > 0, dx * dx = 0. So if there is a smallest number it would have that property. I then try to show that in an an...
by wtf
Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Patterns upon patterns
Replies: 29
Views: 359

Re: Patterns upon patterns

Not so wtf. Not so that my function f satisfies the conditions of the problem? But it does. Not so that these kinds of puzzles are psychology tests and not math tests? But they are. Not so that the first few values of the chord sequence are 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 31? But they are. Not so that this example...
by wtf
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics
Topic: Patterns upon patterns
Replies: 29
Views: 359

Re: Patterns upon patterns

Nice thinking Arising. Have you also tried multiplying the first and second numbers together, multiplying the second and third numbers together, multiplying the third and fourth numbers together, and multiplying the fourth and first numbers together, and add up the intermediate results to get the f...
by wtf
Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Inter Mind
Replies: 186
Views: 3147

Re: The Inter Mind

You are correct about Real numbers. But I am talking about the Hyper Real numbers. Wikipedia: The system of hyperreal numbers is a way of treating infinite and infinitesimal quantities. The hyperreals, or nonstandard reals, *R, are an extension of the real numbers R... The term "hyper-real" was int...
by wtf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Inter Mind
Replies: 186
Views: 3147

Re: The Inter Mind

I say in the article that Mathematicians might not like some of what I say. This is my very favorite crank dodge. It means that if someone actually knows some math, their opinion is automatically dismissed ... because after all, they actually know some math. This way you never have to engage with a...
by wtf
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What's the simplest form of life?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: What's the simplest form of life?

What's your definition of life? Without any specific def, why isn't Conway's game of life the answer to your question? How might you define life then that you offer that. Conway's game of life is not life any more than Milton Bradley's game of life is, it is just different physics. Has anybody foun...
by wtf
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Inter Mind
Replies: 186
Views: 3147

Re: The Inter Mind

Infinity is a Mathematical concept. As is a square. A square is a mathematical concept. There are no squares in the physical world. All physical measurement is approximate. Works good in purely Mathematical discussions, but it does not apply in any actual Physical Universe. I'm talking about Physic...
by wtf
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What's the simplest form of life?
Replies: 10
Views: 224

Re: What's the simplest form of life?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:07 am
I don't mean the simplest form discovered. I mean the simplest form period where it's impossible to have a simpler form of life which is proven by science.

What's your definition of life? Without any specific def, why isn't Conway's game of life the answer to your question?
by wtf
Tue Jul 04, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Inter Mind
Replies: 186
Views: 3147

Re: The Inter Mind

Imagine a 1 inch square and then imagine the square getting larger and larger until it is a 12 inch square. Now let the square shrink back to 1 inch. The size is recoverable. Now let the square get larger and larger until it is infinitely large. This is impossible because the square will never be a...
by wtf
Tue Jun 27, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: Everything is relative
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: Everything is relative

I mean just look at it here on YouTube https://youtu.be/z9Sen1HTu5o and tell me what you think would happen if instead of sliding the light square over onto the dark square, they reversed it and slid the dark square over onto the light square? I saw a still version of that illusion once. I used Pho...
by wtf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Rewriting American History
Replies: 31
Views: 394

Re: Rewriting American History

Gustav: I refuse to respond to your comment, as you have shown yourself to be a science-denier, a history-denier, and basically, a person who substitutes conspiracy theories and bigotry for the most basic of facts. Since you have continued to address comments to me, and I don't have any desire to s...
by wtf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Philosophy of Science
Topic: What is a quantum computer?
Replies: 121
Views: 4660

Re: What is a quantum computer?

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:26 pm
And there are topological quantum computers which are due to be out in the next 50-100 years
The release date's been pushed back a month.
by wtf
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Donald Trump & Mao Zedong, what’s in common?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Donald Trump & Mao Zedong, what’s in common?

It's the social justice warriors encircling their victims for abuse and shaming sessions that remind me of Mao's cultural revolution.