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Comment: Re:wat (Score 1) 145

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47526131) Attached to: Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Define a circle.

Do circles exist in reality, or only in mathematical models?

What do engineering artifacts, as approximations of circles, bear in relation to "real" circles?

Are infinities actual, or are they mathematical descriptions for mental extrapolations based in observed phenomena?

Do mathematical models display consistency with real, observable phenomena or with any mental extrapolation? Which one is more "real"? Why?

Mathematics can only describe the set of perceptions, IMHO. When they describe unperceived "realities" they enter the realm of fictions or metaphysics.

Comment: Re:Do Slashdot editors actually edit? (Score 1) 145

by Jeremiah Cornelius (#47525551) Attached to: Black Holes Not Black After All, Theorize Physicists

Your joke is not very funny. :/

You must be a visitor from Colonslash. That's another site, with a different posting culture. This is Slashdot, where anything is deemed "funny" by making comments that are equal parts clever and obtuse, in reference to a parent posting.

There are plusses awarded in "funny" for meta-references to the topic of posting, and the specific modes of posting, when used in the cited context.

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