New Numbers
2012-2014 |
“Number is different from quantity.” – Gregory Bateson "We can never decide by means of our definitions, whether the number 'Julius Caesar' applies to a concept, |
Proposal: Invent a new number system. This new system and its elements may be expressed or communicated by symbols, objects and behavior. The numbers in this new system are all of those numbers that exist outside of mathematics. |
2. a number that only exists momentarily, once and never again 3. a number that is always different |
Indeed, even at this stage, I predict a time when there will be mathematical investigations of calculi containing contradictions, and people will actually be proud of having emancipated themselves from consistency. - Ludwig Wittgenstein The only reasonable numbers are zero, one and infinity. - Bruce J. MacLennan Two is an impossible number and can't exist. - Isaac Asimov, The Gods Themselves |
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