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#26 2013-11-15 03:01:49

Nehushtan
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Re: Why we need numbers ?

Yes, we can only hope so. neutral


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#27 2013-11-15 03:09:56

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Re: Why we need numbers ?

Man will not go gently into that good night but rather it will probably mean the end of civilization. Since it requires technology which rests on mathematics to sustain or even achieve 7 billion plus humans, very likely it will also be a mass extinction.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#28 2013-11-15 04:22:28

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Re: Why we need numbers ?

Indeed I hope man becomes extinct. Hopefully, after a few thousand million years, when he evolves back into existence, he will have learnt his lesson and will choose his lifestyle more carefully. roll


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#29 2013-11-15 05:34:34

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Re: Why we need numbers ?

How do you know he has not already done that millions of times before...? Always with the same result.

I can only hope that I am appointed on the panel to evaluate him why he tries to wiggle back into existence. In the immortal words of my neighbor an extreme nihilist, "he ain't gettin anymore chances."


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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