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 January 10th, 2019, 06:54 PM #1 Banned Camp   Joined: Jun 2010 Posts: 17 Thanks: 0 Mathematics ends in contradiction - an integer = a non-integer Hi. You might find this paper interesting and controversial. It proves http://gamahucherpress.yellowgum.com...e-possible.pdf 1) Mathematics/science end in contradiction - an integer = a non-integer. When mathematics/science end in contradiction, it is proven in logic that you can prove anything you want in mathematics, i.e. you can prove Fermat's last theorem and you can disprove Fermat's last theorem. The paper proves 1 is a finite number it stops A finite decimal is one that stops, like 0.157 A non-finite decimal like 0.999... does not stop when a finite number 1 = a non-finite number 0.999..., maths ends in contradiction. Another way 1 is an integer a whole number 0.888... is a non-integer it is not a whole number 0.999... is a non-integer not a whole number when an integer 1 = a non-integer 0.999..., maths ends in contradiction. Last edited by skipjack; January 11th, 2019 at 03:18 PM.
 January 10th, 2019, 07:22 PM #2 Math Team   Joined: Dec 2013 From: Colombia Posts: 7,690 Thanks: 2669 Math Focus: Mainly analysis and algebra I reckon I'll find that the author doesn't understand real numbers, decimal notation, and more specifically limits. Edit: I was wrong. The author is just messing around with language without demonstrating any understanding of mathematics at all. Last edited by v8archie; January 10th, 2019 at 07:35 PM.
 January 10th, 2019, 07:43 PM #3 Math Team     Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 2,304 Thanks: 961 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timey-wimey stuff. You know, I'm pretty amazed that someone not in the field has even heard of Brans-Dicke theory, but the rest of it? I am struck speachless. And that doesn't happen often. @bas: Are you subscribing to this point of view? That paper proves nothing. -Dan
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 January 11th, 2019, 04:58 AM #5 Senior Member   Joined: Dec 2015 From: somewhere Posts: 734 Thanks: 98 I don't know what your point is, but Infinity is a concept of continuity, not a number or value. Last edited by skipjack; January 11th, 2019 at 03:10 PM.
January 11th, 2019, 06:04 AM   #6
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 Originally Posted by idontknow I don't know what your point is, but Infinity is a concept of continuity, not a number or value.
There are things like transfinite numbers you know. Surreal numbers. Hyperreal numbers. I can't stand it if people say infinity is not a number of a value. It is. Just not a real number.

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January 11th, 2019, 07:47 AM   #7
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 Originally Posted by Micrm@ss There are things like transfinite numbers you know. Surreal numbers. Hyperreal numbers. I can't stand it if people say infinity is not a number of a value. It is. Just not a real number.
According to a number of posters here, there is no such thing as a transfinite number. Cantor did not exist, and zylo has a proof.

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January 11th, 2019, 02:15 PM   #8
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 Originally Posted by idontknow I don't know what your point is, but Infinity is a concept of continuity, not a number or value.
The reason I posted it, is to know one example:
$\displaystyle \infty -1=\infty \; \;$
If we leave -1 alone then $\displaystyle -1=\infty - \infty$ which is not true.
So we can't take it as a number.

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 January 11th, 2019, 04:53 PM #9 Global Moderator     Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada - The Forest City Posts: 7,968 Thanks: 1152 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond Not using the standard field axioms but that doesn't mean infinity isn't a number in other systems.

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