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Posted by Mike Pearson on January 8, 2002 19:26:53 UTC

I didn't deny photons exist, nor math.

Do I understand you right? Matching your comments with apparent replies:

I wrote:
" . . .do all entities with mathematical properties have physical being?"

Al responded:
Properties of some combinations of them (or dynamic of interactions between them) we label as
"touch" others as "smell" or "gravity" or "wave", or "light" or "sound" or "mass", etc.

But an object consisting of many of those "elementary" objects (say, a billiard ball, or a star) does not have to obey SAME properties as an elementary object (say, a photon, or an electron).

Mike wrote:
"You're Saying We Must Not Demand To 'see' Individual Photons?"

Al responded:

I do not understand why should we DEMAND that a photon be IDENTICAL to tsunami wave or to a billiard ball? And if it is NOT identical, then to demand rejecting its EXISTENCE?

I wrote:
"You're saying physical objects can be seen in terms of their mathematical properties AND that we should be content with that?"

Al responded
"Why if a photon does NOT look as a shiny steel ball should we pronounce it as NON-EXISTING? "


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