Do Numbers Exist

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I would guess most people are Nomonlists if that is the correct spelling
 

Plato

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I would guess most people are Nomonlists if that is the correct spelling
I would venture to guess that most people could not give a damn.
However, even though given that awful video it is hard to tell if you do, then here is a book for you: The NUMBER SENSE: How the Mind Creates Mathematics by Stanislas Debaene. Debaene is a brain scientist at the University of Paris & various universities in North America. SEE HERE
Reality is a function of the human brain. Numbers just happen to be the best way to order the brain's experience. In fact, because human experience is all we we know then for us numbers do exist. Read the Myth Of The Cave.
 
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Your bluntness makes me laugh sometimes, Plato.
 
Dec 2019
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After people asked if numbers exist, I asked a number if it thought people exist.
The number thought the question odd. I replied, "Now, we're even."
If you had asked pi, he would have said "Get real."
 

ChipB

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mathfire said:
If you had asked pi, he would have said "Get real."
Or perhaps "You're being irrational."
 
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