Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"
William S. Lawson (email@example.com)
1 May 1995 16:57:25 GMT
In article <D7tBFH.Es4@crash.cts.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Roosen) writes:
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|> Julian Assange (email@example.com) wrote:
|> : Robert Roosen (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
|> : : Zero and infinity are intellectual concepts. Neither has ever been observed.
|> : : "Explaining" anything using zero and infinity is a popular game--also a
|> : : most dangerous one, since the explainers often forget it is a game when
|> : : they get paid for playing.
|> : Infinity may well be an intellectual concept. Zero certainly isn't and is well
|> : understood in many circimstances, where it merely means "does not have this
|> : property" or "not applicable".
|> : Zero cats are dogs.
|> : Zero protons are electrons.
|> : -Proff
|> No cats are dogs.
|> No protons are electrons.
|> I repeat, it is not possible to observe a zero quantity.
On the contrary, zero is the only realizable number. One can only observe one
of something (1 times oranges, mathematically speaking), but zero of
anything is zero flat out.
-- Bill Lawson