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 Be the first pioneers to continue the Astronomy Discussions at our new Astronomy meeting place...The Space and Astronomy Agora Oops Again...correcting Another Error --TRY THIS ONE Please Forum List | Follow Ups | Post Message | Back to Thread Topics | In Response ToPosted by Michael W. Pearson on September 23, 2002 22:42:10 UTC

This is not to solve the puzzle, but just so we are talking about the same matter.

Dolphin:
"E.g. if you have two observations: (5,5,5,5) and (5,5,5,5) you might add a 6 to the first one so you get (5,5,5,5,6). But if you already had somewhere a (5,5,5,5,6) then you have just gone and muddled your supposedly newly-uniquely identified observation with one of your others."

Could you explain it with U=unknown
and the sequence as U1-1, U2-1, U3-1, U4-1
where the first number tells the sequence and
the number after the hyphen tells which version
of the sequence we mean?

For example, if you add another unknown to U2-1, it will aways be U2
which we could call U2a for (Unknown2 with added unknown)? The number after the U2a- would tell which generation of sequences we're now in.

And you could describe the new sequence after adding unknowns

AS IN the following example

First sequence
U1-1, U2-1, U3-1...

Add unknowns and show the new sequence:

U1a-2, U3a-2, U2a-2

If what I have just said seems incomplete to you, please tell me where.

Then I would understand better what you meant.