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Hi bobbym;

I have a person who wants to talk to you. Let's call him Pl.

Unfortunately, he cannot post here for some reason.

He has asked me to post messages for you and I'll deliver him your replies to him.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who is he?

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I'll explain that in the other thread.

Could you reply to him?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Sorry, I saw that now.

My best answer: I am a formalist, basically that means math is a game invented by humans and does not or may exist elsewhere. It is not built into the universe as the Platonist believe. The rules were and are invented by man.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Thanks. I will convey that exact message to him.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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What you will not convey is that I got the feeling that it is a bit more universal than I believe but that the practitioners elsewhere do not do it as we do.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Sorry, I am confused.

Can you put what exactly I should tell him in a quote tag?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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bobbym wrote:

Sorry, I saw that now.

My best answer: I am a formalist, basically that means math is a game invented by humans and does not or may exist elsewhere. It is not built into the universe as the Platonist believe. The rules were and are invented by man.

I agree. We have ten fingers and our math is in base ten. Who knows? Somewhere else it could be in binary.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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My best answer: I am a formalist, basically that means math is a game invented by humans and does not or may exist elsewhere. It is not built into the universe as the Platonist believe. The rules were and are invented by man.

Remember that is my opinion based on some sketchy empirical evidence.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Okay, I am going to write down post #9 in my notebook.

Why must I not convey post 6?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Okay, I am going to write down post #9 in my notebook.

I would not do that because, "vurra likely I shall think differently tomorrow."

Why must I not convey post 6?

Because of Omerta!

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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bobbym wrote:

Okay, I am going to write down post #9 in my notebook.

I would not do that because, "vurra likely I shall think differently tomorrow."

I'll write it down because I need to tell him what bobbym replied.

bobbym wrote:

Why must I not convey post 6?

Because of Omerta!

What information you want to keep is really your choice, but I'd urge you to instruct me to tell the same thing you'd have told him if he were an user here.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Post#9 has the quote you asked for.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Okay

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Now, why do I need a messageboard?

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To receive messages

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hhahhahhahaha, that is very good. What was wrong with posting in one of the many threads we have here?

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The ones in Members Only? my fantasies are very often taken over by other people in those threads

*Last edited by Agnishom (2014-12-04 00:56:19)*

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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So, this should really be called Agnishom's Unrealized Fantasies?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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The thread?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Just a thought. If I were ever lucky enough to speak to the J and he was not hungry, your friends question would be my first to it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Who is J?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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A better question is, What is J?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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I think he is Jehovah.

He will give a good answer to your question but being a Bumpkin, you won't understand it

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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He begins with a Y but I am not expert.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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