What is the most uninteresting number?

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by osgart » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:33 am

0 is the most uninteresting number. Its just a starting point of measure that says nothing qualitative.

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by TSBU » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:20 pm

4 pages for this well known bad joke...
and the real answer has been told already, 42.

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by Terrapin Station » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:07 am

The list is much, much shorter of numbers that I do find interesting, and for those I find uninteresting, they're equally so.

Re the Wikipedia article, "the smallest uninteresting number is itself interesting because it is the smallest uninteresting number"--that's certainly optimistic. I don't find that interesting at all.

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by vegetariantaxidermy » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:16 am

4. It doesn't really have a lot going for it. Three is tidy. Five is useful.

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:44 am

osgart wrote:0 is the most uninteresting number. Its just a starting point of measure that says nothing qualitative.
The invention of the zero, by Arab scholars, was possibly the greatest single mathematical invention of all time, enabling mature counting systems in columns, and base numbering systems from decimal to binary to sexagesimal.

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:46 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Arising_uk wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Keep trying.

PhilX
Nope. That is the most uninteresting number, Douglas said so.
Who is Douglas and why does he say so?

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Ignorant savage!

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:06 am

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Arising_uk wrote: Nope. That is the most uninteresting number, Douglas said so.
Who is Douglas and why does he say so?

PhilX
Ignorant savage!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I ask Arising back on 11/27 and look who pops his head out.

PhilX

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:27 am

Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Who is Douglas and why does he say so?

PhilX
Ignorant savage!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I ask Arising back on 11/27 and look who pops his head out.

PhilX
You were ignorant 27/11, and you are still ignorant.

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Re: What is the most uninteresting number?

Post by Philosophy Explorer » Sat Nov 05, 2016 11:31 am

Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Philosophy Explorer wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:
Ignorant savage!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

I ask Arising back on 11/27 and look who pops his head out.

PhilX
You were ignorant 27/11, and you are still ignorant.
As if you're one to judge Hog's Choice.

PhilX

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