I forgot to mention that the Greeks believed the infinitesimals, the points, were divine. I think the arguements with Zeno were not about motion per-say. The Greeks viewed these numbers to be sacred and even drowned a man for speaking the blasphemy of irrational numbers. The main drive, I believe, for greek appreciation of numbers has to do with the fact they are a virtue society unlike, say, the Semitic conception of the world. Thus competition is sacred, there has to be the best. Thus there has to be a perfect triangle with points for which there can be no better. A point that is impossible to "one up" something.
I suppose because all numbers consist of 4 points, two lines against one another. Then Irrational numbers would merely those whose 4 pointed proportions do not line up in comprehensible harmony, hence the blasphemy. But I don't speak greek.this is not completely true,
as book 10 of the Elements contains a formal theory of irrational numbers,
due to eudoxus of cnidus (if i recall right. my math teacher was boring)
This is how they invented economics.Turing: If one takes Frege's symbolism and gives someone the technique of multiplying in it, then by Russell Paradox he could get a wrong multiplication.
From the spell cast by a witch to summon back her lover "Numero deus impare gaudet... - Heaven adores unequal numbers..." ~ Virgilio, Egloghe, VIII, 75Seven is, of course, the perfect number, the mystic number, even as three; and all must be done by odd numbers.
I think the Kabbalah is a bit of Persian gobbeldegook mix with Hebrew culture.Go for the kabbalah if u like that shit, it's like +9000 power circlejerk on that
Thank you, yes that is true by blood!I'm pretty you mean Egyptianps. proto-semitic would imply sumerian though
Did you ever find it? You said it was aptly good.Oh, and so far as Math being political, I read something by Hannah Arendt awhile back, and fuck all if I can remember what it was, but Imma see if I can find it, because it was about the nature of what constitutes a "political action", and it was good, and apt to this conversation.