On 11/10/2020 22:47, Wes Turner wrote:
Both of them (assuming that they don't raise an exception).
Indeed, perhaps virtual particles can never divide
by zero and thus the observed laws of thermodynamic systems are
Would you please be so kind as to respond in the main
thread so that this is one consecutive thread?
2 times something is greater than something. Something over
something is 1.
If we change the division axiom to be piecewise with an
exception only for infinity, we could claim that any problem
involving division of a symbol is unsolvable because the
symbol could be infinity.
This is incorrect:
x / 2 is unsolvable because x could be infinity
x / 2 > x / 3 (where x > 0; Z+) is indeterminate because
if x is infinity, then they are equal.
Which of these are you arguing should fail if Python
changes to returning [+/-]inf instead of raising
1 / 0 != 2 / 0
assert 2*inf > inf
That should raise an exception; inf/inf is meaningless (just as
division by zero is meaningless with finite numbers).
No offence Wes, but you are clearly not familiar with the subject of
transfinite numbers as discovered by Cantor. I earnestly suggest
you learn something about it before making statements which are -
again, no offence intended, but frankly - nonsense. Transfinite
numbers do not obey the same rules as finite numbers. Which can be
counter-intuitive and take some getting used to, but ... that's the
way it is.