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originally posted by: bottleslingguy
it's like a Hegelian dialectic fractal
a reply to: LightSource
originally posted by: TycoonBarnaby
a reply to: Revolution9
Again with this 1/3 being 3.333.... jeez. Three time making that mistake, and you want me to trust you when it comes to mathematics?
Here: en.wikipedia.org...
They even use 1/3 as an example there.
For the solar cycle. Quoting from your post: "... but the year we now use is called a Tropical Year and it is 365.242190419 days long. With malice aforethought — my calculator won’t hold that many digits — let’s round it to 365.2421904."
They have accurately measured it. For the calculations after that they are using a rounded version to point out why we add in leap days, etc. The reason we can correct our calendars is not because we don't know how to measure a year accurately, it is precisely BECAUSE we can measure a year accurately.
originally posted by: Revolution9
originally posted by: TycoonBarnaby
a reply to: Revolution9
Again with this 1/3 being 3.333.... jeez. Three time making that mistake, and you want me to trust you when it comes to mathematics?
Here: en.wikipedia.org...
They even use 1/3 as an example there.
For the solar cycle. Quoting from your post: "... but the year we now use is called a Tropical Year and it is 365.242190419 days long. With malice aforethought — my calculator won’t hold that many digits — let’s round it to 365.2421904."
They have accurately measured it. For the calculations after that they are using a rounded version to point out why we add in leap days, etc. The reason we can correct our calendars is not because we don't know how to measure a year accurately, it is precisely BECAUSE we can measure a year accurately.
I know where we are at cross wires here. I am meaning in the decimal system derivatives of 10, 100, 1000. Can't have a true third of those numbers. Can have a third derivative of 360 degrees though. The decimal system falls short in certain cases fundamentally to represent a third in its system of 10s (tens). Unitarily on a fundamental basis the very blocks of the decimal system cannot be divided into 3. That is what I meant. You can have a third of 21 obviously, that is 7. However, the decimal system does its things in 10s and those 10s will not split into 3 with any true accuracy.
originally posted by: TycoonBarnaby
a reply to: Revolution9
What did I ignore?
I didn't point it out in your first post when you claimed 1/3 is 3.3333..., but to make that error again is just silly. 1/3 would be 0.3333.... I didn't bother to check your other calculations after that.
The problem you have is that you are only pointing out a restriction in one number system, base 10, also known as the decimal system. There are other systems of numbers.
I never claimed infinity doesn't exist. The concept of infinity is quite useful in many fields of mathematics in fact. I simply stated that infinity is not a number.
borrowing from shakespeare... "all of time is a stage, and every particle a player." classic literature and scientific relevance. mmm.
originally posted by: eisegesis
a reply to: LightSource
Cool.
I tried to follow along.
1 = Matter
0 = Antimatter
They annihilate each other into the "infinite". This annihilation generates an energy that is left behind to "exist". Energy that grows out of these interactions develop bonds, procedurally generating a larger and more complex "existence".
The energy left behind accumulates, thus increasing the ability to attract more energy. As energy levels fluctuate, so do the properties of the 1's they generate. As the energy collects, it begins to swell and the 1's become so heavy, that they collapse on themselves.
The black hole created during this process and it's energy, becomes so great that it begins to interact with the very "infinite" from which it originally came. This allows more interactions to take place between the "infinite" and the accumulation of 1's (matter), already in "existence".
Black holes are like network hubs throughout the Universe that generate a continual interaction between 1's and 0's adding a random chaotic spin to our "existence". While not a "creator", they do develop the ability to give and take "existence" acting as a doorway to the "infinite". Or not.
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: TzarChasm
I never said anything about nothing existing? sure you replied to the right person?
The first idea is that it all began as a kind of quantum fluctuation that inflated to our present universe...
...The alternative idea is that our universe began within a black hole of an older universe...