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Originally posted by Aim64C
reply to post by smithjustinb
And that is exactly what I am saying. And based on what you said, given the fact that energy is neither created nor destroyed, then we do have the opportunity of riding the wave into infinity. But there is nothing within the realm of possibility that will allow us to get to a point of nothing.
This is trying to compare trees to ecosystems.
Taking practical mathematical concepts and attempting to derive universal proofs out of it is somewhat misguided. As many have already said - I don't have an orange. Therefor, zero has a valid place in practical mathematics. Now, I do have some apples, and some orange-flavored kool-ade. That's all well and good, but exist as factors outside of the set we are looking at.
This is something you get into as you get further into math, as well. The concept of isolation and relativism. For any given function, you have relative maximums and relative minimums indicating a relative peak or trough in values. The function may continue indefinitely - but you are only concerned with the portion you can graph or are working with.
When asking me how many oranges I have, it does you no good for me to say: "There are 84023853 oranges known to exist, the digested remains of 894563 being converted into corn as fertilizer." Doesn't really answer the question. I don't have any.
In this instance, we begin to treat the universe not as a single equation but as a whole system of information storage and processing - much like a database system. (Wouldn't that be some sick joke - find out we are all part of an out-of-control MS Access 8950 macro?) The total value of the system cannot be known by any one component, yet cannot be zero or practically demonstrated to be infinity. However, zero does serve its place in practical mathematics as the lack of a queried item.
This may only apply on a macroscopic level, however. For example - two neutrons interacting with each other will never experience a practical instance of zero - they will always be interacting with other particles in some way, shape, or form. Though I could be demonstrating some ignorance in that respect.
I wouldn't go so far as to say math is wrong - but that concepts of math don't always translate too well between systems.
If I say 2-2=infinity, then we know that the 2 has been displaced but it still has its existence, much like the oranges that are no longer mine, but they still exist.
Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by smithjustinb
If I say 2-2=infinity, then we know that the 2 has been displaced but it still has its existence, much like the oranges that are no longer mine, but they still exist.
That is not scientific mathematics though...that is theology...big separation....if you theorize that the two oranges still exist...well then mathematics does not apply...
Of course they still exist....but not in formulation....in equation...you do not have two oranges!
Originally posted by googolplex
Infinity is bound by the end of space and time.
0=0
Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by smithjustinb
If I say 2-2=infinity, then we know that the 2 has been displaced but it still has its existence, much like the oranges that are no longer mine, but they still exist.
That is not scientific mathematics though...that is theology...big separation....if you theorize that the two oranges still exist...well then mathematics does not apply...
Of course they still exist....but not in formulation....in equation...you do not have two oranges!
Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by smithjustinb
Okay fair enough....two oranges still exist...but you having two and losing two...leaves you subjectively with zero...no oranges..so the math works...theoretically two oranges are still out there somewhere...but not with you...so you have zero oranges.
Am I understanding that correctly....or would you like your oranges back?
In that case mathematics has failed morally and we are left theorizing....theory is mathematics with a twist....so maybe your tending for absolutism...just guessing!
infinity based) with objective science, and we will move forward intellectually in a way that has been unavailable to us thus far.
Originally posted by googolplex
reply to post by smithjustinb
It appears with that concept that you do not exist.
Space and time are bound as Infinty, by there existance, the end of which, is beyond anyones abilty to coprehend.
edit on 28-8-2011 by googolplex because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by smithjustinb
infinity based) with objective science, and we will move forward intellectually in a way that has been unavailable to us thus far.
Okay...scientific science aside...your purposing you have a new mathematical system to replace our current understanding of the subject....or are you just reconstructing the old mathematical system of numerology?
If your intention is to purpose a new system...I am all ears....reconstructing the old system...well you had better have something more than theory!
Originally posted by jerryznv
reply to post by smithjustinb
Understand....I know what you mean about infinity...but zero...really can it be disputed in a mathematical way that makes sense...I would love to hear it....2 - 2 is still nothing...and that is what zero represents....so how do you come up with and infinite possible in that equation?
Of course we don't want to infer religion into this but infinity is a symbol that carry a weight of understanding in mathematics...are you purposing a change?