X-Message-Number: 21955 From: Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 11:53:55 EDT Subject: math and physics --part1_9c.323641c5.2c19fc13_boundary Content-Type: text/plain; charset="US-ASCII" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Yvan Bozzonetti writes in part: > it can > be proved that there is no more points in a surface that there are in a > line. > Yvan's speculations continue to fascinate, but the tremendous successes of mathematical physics must not make us forget that math isn't physics and that most mathematical theories, if not all, are approximations with limited domains of application. Whether there are more points in a surface than a line is a matter of definition. For example in the simpler case of all integers vs. odd integers, their numbers are equal by Cantor's method of counting; but by another method of counting there are twice as many integers as odd integers. The method of counting used by nature must be found experimentally in each case. Robert Ettinger --part1_9c.323641c5.2c19fc13_boundary Content-Type: text/html; charset="US-ASCII" [ AUTOMATICALLY SKIPPING HTML ENCODING! ] Rate This Message: http://www.cryonet.org/cgi-bin/rate.cgi?msg=21955