February 21st, 2018, 01:47 AM  #11  
Math Team Joined: May 2013 From: The Astral plane Posts: 1,855 Thanks: 751 Math Focus: Wibbly wobbly timeywimey stuff.  Quote:
However in zylo's case it isn't going to work. He starts with the assumption that the cardinality of the reals is the same as the cardinality of the integers and then goes on to give flawed arguments defending his position. This is not a case of "unconventional thinking" it is a case of him not listening to any member that pokes holes in his arguments and that he ignores the literature on the subject. That's the beef I have with him...It's not that he is stuck on an incorrect answer. Let him post as much as he likes. Let him make as many mistakes as he makes. It's not the subject that's the problem it's that he refuses to listen to members who are trying to help him. That's on the cardinality arguments. Otherwise he seems to fully understand any other topic and IMHO is a good member on the site. Dan Last edited by topsquark; February 21st, 2018 at 01:55 AM.  
February 21st, 2018, 02:40 AM  #12 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,610 Thanks: 550 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  
February 21st, 2018, 07:56 AM  #13  
Senior Member Joined: Mar 2015 From: New Jersey Posts: 1,400 Thanks: 100  Quote:
You prevent me from explaining myself and then you accuse me of not being clear. What kind of organisation are you?  
February 21st, 2018, 09:22 AM  #14 
Senior Member Joined: Aug 2012 Posts: 1,973 Thanks: 551  If you would claim to have proven FLT and solved the Collatz problem using approaches that couldn't possibly work, Greg would let your threads go on for months.

February 21st, 2018, 10:18 AM  #15  
Global Moderator Joined: Oct 2008 From: London, Ontario, Canada  The Forest City Posts: 7,842 Thanks: 1068 Math Focus: Elementary mathematics and beyond  Quote:
Last edited by greg1313; February 21st, 2018 at 10:20 AM.  
February 21st, 2018, 01:30 PM  #16 
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If someone posts something controversial that is wrong, unclear or illdefined, I would suggest that asking for clarification should take priority over, say, posting some alternative that is then debated, thereby lengthening the thread, whilst leaving the original statements unclarified.

February 21st, 2018, 04:49 PM  #17 
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February 21st, 2018, 05:14 PM  #18 
Senior Member Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,610 Thanks: 550 Math Focus: Yet to find out.  
February 22nd, 2018, 01:00 AM  #19 
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Sweet! Time to get more popcorn!

February 22nd, 2018, 01:53 AM  #20 
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