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Author: Huang Date: Jun 8, 2010 01:40
>> Cannot possibly be mathematics at all.
> Yes it is
>> Everything is explicitly
>> designed so that absolute existence and absolute nonexistence are not
>> possible in this scheme.
> Why do you think mathematics cannot deal with uncertainty?
>> I disagree that this is math.
> You are wrong
>> Nothing is
>> proveable in this scheme, all is conjectural. Conjectures can be
>> consistent, but if proof is impossible you are certainly not doing
> That's just probability.
> You've tried this nonsense before .. and failed then to come up with
> anything that wasn't mathematics. You simly are naive and/or ignorant about
> what mathematics encompasses.- Hide quoted text -
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There is ->nothing<- , anywhere, in the entire theory of probability
which deals with things which "might exist". In fact, "might exist"
does not appear anywhere in the annals of all of mathematics. Things
either exist, or they do not.
I use principles which look like probability, but are not really
probability theory. That is why I choose to use the "existential
potential". It is convenient to say (in an offhand way) that a point
or a line exists with probability p. But this is a shortcut. You
cannot really apply probability theory here because PT is orthodox
mathematics and was carefully built to avoid these types of
Regardless, you can say that something has the "potential to exist",
which is functionally the same thing as "existing with probability p".
Formally I would prefer to use the concept of potential to be concise
but invoking probability in an offhand way is just fine as long as one
is cognizant of that critical aforementioned distinction.