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Words or Numbers

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    Numbers
    43.33%
    Words
    56.67%

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    Based on a conversation I was having today . . .

    Would you rather live in a NUMBERS world with no words, only basic communication, but computers and science etc?

    Or . . . in a WORDS world with no numbers, so no technology, but art, music, and culture?


    On the poll: Numbers means only numbers, words means only words. :rolleyes:
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    Your poll isn't very clear - are you voting "numbers" for NO numbers, or ONLY numbers?

    I voted words, because I'd want to live in a world of words with no numbers.
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    Live in a world with numbers and use computers to send messages to people.
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    my bad read it wrong
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    (Original post by Xyonzz)
    Live in a world with numbers and use computers to send messages to people.
    There are no messages. People have cameras on their computers to express basic emotions by facial expression or grunting but no more.
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    if numbers exist then you can't not have communication. The alphabet itself is a number system, each letter corresponds to a number, a specific sequence of these numbers conveys a message.

    silly thread is silly.
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    (Original post by Ilyas)
    if numbers exist then you can't not have communication. The alphabet itself is a number system, each letter corresponds to a number, a specific sequence of these numbers conveys a message.

    silly thread is silly.
    Silly thread is hypothetical and based on preference to the numerical or literary . . . not actually reality.
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    You needed words to ask the question but we wouldn't be able to answer it without numbers. :hmmmm:
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    numbers!... i love maths!
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    (Original post by TheHansa)
    You needed words to ask the question but we wouldn't be able to answer it without numbers. :hmmmm:
    True, which is why things would be crap with only one, now shut up and choose
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    (Original post by wtfCharlie)
    True, which is why things would be crap with only one, now shut up and choose
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    Does this answer your question?
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    (Original post by wtfCharlie)

    Or . . . in a WORDS world with no numbers, so no technology, but art, music, and culture?
    pretty sure you need numbers to make art and music, how else could you convey timing or a beat in music, also no musical instrument could be invented without the concept of numbers, and for art how can you create a good picture without proportion and perspective?
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    Can't really answer the question for reasons pointed out by others :P I personally prefer to use words. I'm capable with numbers, accepting an offer for Accounting and Finance at Bath, but I enjoy words more. They're much more expressive, if less practically useful.
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    (Original post by kingkongjaffa)
    pretty sure you need numbers to make art and music, how else could you convey timing or a beat in music, also no musical instrument could be invented without the concept of numbers, and for art how can you create a good picture without proportion and perspective?
    Music has been created from very little, also, singing. Some cave art and art from before civilisation id very beautiful too . . .
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    You can still comunicate with numbers, binary etc. Or sign language... Or brail, the list goes on.

    Numbers describe the universe.
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    Words - I'm better at English than Maths
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    (Original post by wtfCharlie)
    On the poll: Numbers means only numbers, words means only words. :rolleyes:
    Are you sure that you haven't taken 'Philosophy' to mean 'Chat'?
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Are you sure that you haven't taken 'Philosophy' to mean 'Chat'?
    This.


    Your question doesn't actually make any sense. I fear that you may not understand how language works, and invite you to read: Philosophical Investigations by Ludvig Wittgenstein.

    I recommend a lot of people to read that.
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    Yes OP, negging me will bring lots of sense to your mundane, idiotic and frankly dull thread. Congratulations on failing at philosophy. Feel good?^^
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    I think some people have taken this a little too seriously. Its like a thought experiment, its obviously not supposed to be literally possible.

    Simply do you prefer the concept of numbers or words is how I understand it. Whether either are possible to reduce to separate things is irrelevant, to mention the implausibility is pedantic and childish on your part...

    In my opinion I choose words, I personally find works of literature inspiring above all others, although I do sort of understand the allure of the "universal language" of numbers

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