## Comment: Re:wat (Score 2) 159

Hand me the circle you say "exists".

Hand me the circle you say "exists".

You explore that shit.

I dig girls.

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.

Bravo. Seeing things differently. Challenge your cognitive assumptions, and investigate as potentially useful, those things you might find obnoxious or untenable.

Interstellar Analingus

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.

You will have to forgive me, I began as a USENET chatbot, skipped IRC and was ported directly to slashcode.

So that your laterals may become infinitely dense...

How many finite gradations to a circle?

Inquiring minds want to know.

P.S. Do "circles" exist? I have only encountered engineering approximations. Believing in "circles" is akin to a kind of theism, I think.

What if ONLY infinities exist? After all, what could lie outside them?

In fact, there'd be only "Infinity" all sense of plural or singular being reduced to non-statements.

Wow.

Have you ever REALLY looked at your *fingernails*, man?

Set theory, and Kurt Godel's Incompleteness. No Xeno needed.

"Real" - as in "have mathematical models, proven valid by consistency or extrapolation with other mathematical models."

After all, maps ARE territory, when you will NEVER have the opportunity for actual direct experience.

Yeah, well... your MOM is infinitely dense.

Yours is not infinitely dense. After all, *everyone* penetrates her.

Context. Context.

The article is responding *ad absurdum* to the invocation of "natural rights" as a foundational precept, by supposed "serious" political economists.

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