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Empty
 one year ago
Do numbers exist?
Empty
 one year ago
Do numbers exist?

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ONLY IF U WANT THEM TOO, AND NOT WHEN UR HIGH THEY DONT 8D

ParthKohli
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3I don't like this question anyway.

ParthKohli
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3what is existence anyway

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I only said that because I wanted to be against everyone

ParthKohli
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3I just used "anyway" twice in a row. That bothers me.

ParthKohli
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3troll question. reported.

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I was holding a 2.5 in my hand the other day but then a leprechan stole it so I have no proof of numbers existing anymore

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2things are exists the moment you want them, and the moment you need them as long as you can think of them then yes they are exist, but you know the world is empty itself only numbers make sense to me xD

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ever read the book God created the integers by Stephen Hawking?

ParthKohli
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3He wrote a book for that?

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Isn't that a quote by Kronecker?

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2i thought Galileo did , he said "God is the greatest mathematician " and believed it, Hawking was only sarcasm to write such things he dont believe in :3

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0^ i love your profile pic

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Part of me just believes math is a refined portion of language haha

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1God created integers and everything else is work of a man. Because of that belief he had to believe that irrationals don't exist and also denied the proof of \(\sqrt{2}\) is irrational and many other... he is really an interesting math history character !

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1talking about kronecker..

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I thought I was a platonist, but I am actually purely a nominalist to the core.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0numbers didn't exist in my bank account T.T

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Math is the language of the universe

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2you know sometimes i ask myself if my existence is real and that's its not some silly joke then i realize who cares just deal with it xD so same with everything that u have doubt lke dont think too much, but when u deal with math you believe there is no way to doubt with proved things and in case u believe if numbers exist or not, deal with it xD i only wonder why God have a problem irrational xD as kronecker didnt believe in it

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1are you saying aliens know math ? they don't not know english/french.. but they surely have access to math ?

Zela101
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0What about language and words? Do they exist?

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2thats what Carl Sagan also said :3 yeah sure they do know math .

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes, well as it works so well, it must be sufficient enough for the universe!!

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1ikram, exactly, there is no way to know with certainty that you're not in a matrix simulation

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1439185963424:dw

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1439186401877:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why did he chose cat instead of dogs

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I think he didn't really mean cat, he must be referring to his evil girlfriend or something..

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1439186629047:dw

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how do you attach image?

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0there was some .crx file. I forgot how the rest went

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2i like wild stuff more :3 im a cat side

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2huh @ganeshie8 i thought the same thats why i keep this fancy pic :3

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1lol i like the way this thread is going so offtopic

UsukiDoll
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0dw:1439186858769:dw

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2have to go anyway, i have enjoyed ur topic @Empty dont spend much time thinking :P

Astrophysics
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1OS really needs a philosophy section xD

ganeshie8
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1this may not be related, but our discussion reminds me of this funny story which many authors use while introducing complex numbers ``` A foreman is yelling down into an excavation : "How many of you men down there ?" the reply came back, "three." and he said "Okay, half of you come on up." ``` Existence(of solutions) is in the eye of beholder  when you talk about one half of 3 people, you can't do it. But there are other circumstances where dividing 3 by 2 makes complete sense.

Empty
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think it's related because when I think of nominalism and this guy having issues with \(\sqrt{1}\) I really don't share his issue. I guess there's a flavor of platonism mixed in to what I think about it but at the end of the day I believe every mathematical idea or concept exactly maps to some physical idea in some way. If there is a mathematical model, there is some reality out there that is modeled by it. I think that's my motivating reason for why I'm not afraid to just play with math and follow out its logical conclusions and see where ever it leads because to me it must and can only lead towards understanding something real. If it didn't then it wouldn't, because that's the nature of reality for math and physics to be really one thing. Then again, I might change my mind some day, but it holds for me most of the time haha.

dan815
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i heard that joke on this old calculus revisited series

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@ganeshie8 thats remind me of two men and a half :P if you know it

ikram002p
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2@Empty i disagree :P mathematics is a way to translate physics and physics explains nature thus mathematics might translate nature but its beyond that, it never study the use of it :D also as a counter example maybe virtual world is translated by mathematics even thought its not a physical terms at some points :3
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