Blackholes Forum Message Forums: Atm · Astrophotography · Blackholes · Blackholes2 · CCD · Celestron · Domes · Education Eyepieces · Meade · Misc. · God and Science · SETI · Software · UFO · XEphem
 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Numbers In Science Are Half-variables; Must Weigh Consequence Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by Mike Pearson on December 11, 2001 19:28:06 UTC

requesting clarification:
AS I understand it,
no quantity stands alone for discussion in science, or hardly.
All numbers in any other science are place holders (non-technical term, but see if you can see what I am seeing) to be multiplied, divided, added or subtracted from a variable 'x' (or y or z or . . .)
For example:
The distance "1.0(x)" between molecules above
absolute zero temperature is half of a variable, "1.0...(x)"
because they are in motion.
"0.99999...(x)" if it equals "1.0 (x)" , must then mean the numbers are a variable.

and the difference
between 0.99999...(x) and 1.0(x)
in that distance and
IN EVERY CASE depends
on the physical question at hand. The question itself has no universal consequence.

So, whatever we say about the question of whether
"1.0(x) = 0.9999...(x)" is of no consequence
without a physical case, except for _how you want_ to define it.
Innocent of math?