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#11
08-08-2012, 03:39 PM
 casact921 Member Join Date: May 2010 Posts: 1,546

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 Originally Posted by campbell Continuity is a lie.
Maybe, but it's a useful lie.
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#12
08-08-2012, 03:42 PM
 campbell Mary Pat Campbell SOA AAA Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: NY Studying for Japanese Favorite beer: Murphy's Irish Stout Posts: 36,321 Blog Entries: 5

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 Originally Posted by casact921 Maybe, but it's a useful lie.
That is true.

But I contend the planetary theorem of atoms is not a useful lie. Damn elementary school teachers.
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08-08-2012, 03:47 PM
 Brock Member SOA AAA Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: The Venture Compound Studying for FAPing & C College: Hard Knox U. Posts: 5,813

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 Originally Posted by campbell Continuity is a lie. All is discrete.
So, NOW, you come around to string theory.
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08-08-2012, 03:48 PM
 Brock Member SOA AAA Join Date: Jan 2009 Location: The Venture Compound Studying for FAPing & C College: Hard Knox U. Posts: 5,813

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 Originally Posted by campbell That is true. But I contend the planetary theorem of atoms is not a useful lie. Damn elementary school teachers.
You didn't bust out an eigenfunction to disprove this?
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#15
08-08-2012, 03:53 PM
 whisper Member CAS Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: Chicago Favorite beer: Hefewizen Posts: 26,926

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 Originally Posted by Rockhound I think I agree with all of this, except the first sentence. Doesn't everyone believe that mathemeatics are a truth?
You think set theory is a "burden"?
#16
08-08-2012, 03:54 PM
 whisper Member CAS Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: Chicago Favorite beer: Hefewizen Posts: 26,926

So, when do we start burning those that believe in irrational numbers?
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08-08-2012, 04:25 PM
 campbell Mary Pat Campbell SOA AAA Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: NY Studying for Japanese Favorite beer: Murphy's Irish Stout Posts: 36,321 Blog Entries: 5

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 Originally Posted by Brock So, NOW, you come around to string theory.

I'm watching you
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#18
08-08-2012, 04:30 PM
 campbell Mary Pat Campbell SOA AAA Join Date: Nov 2003 Location: NY Studying for Japanese Favorite beer: Murphy's Irish Stout Posts: 36,321 Blog Entries: 5

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 Originally Posted by whisper So, when do we start burning those that believe in irrational numbers?
I think they were thrown into the water to drown

i don't know

it was a long time ago

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#19
08-08-2012, 04:32 PM
 Dr T Non-Fan Member Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: Just outside of Nowhere Posts: 59,213

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Rockhound I think I agree with all of this, except the first sentence. Doesn't everyone believe that mathematics are a truth?
Which day was that again?
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#20
08-08-2012, 04:37 PM
 WYGTLMTD? Member Join Date: Feb 2012 Posts: 528

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Rockhound Doesn't everyone believe that mathemeatics are a truth?
It is called set theory for a reason. If it were a fact, it would not be a theory anymore, would it?

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