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    Mocks start on MONDAY AAAGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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    (Original post by Cantabcyte)
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    Anyone doing Eng Lit AS?
    I am!
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    (Original post by Dannyboy1236)
    I am......absolutely loving it.

    You?
    Yep
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    (Original post by Spacey368)
    Mocks start on MONDAY AAAGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    How many weeks till exams ????
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    (Original post by curved)
    We have yet to start but I'm looking at the maths/philosophy link Wbu ?


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    Maths + Philosophy = love it or hate it
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    Pretty terrifying to hand in a first draft of my Creative Writing coursework to my teacher, voluntarily. In my mind's eye the entire English department despises me after Year 11's fun times, but the Creative Writing teacher is actually super nice, and always was, really
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Maths + Philosophy = love it or hate it
    What do you mean?


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    (Original post by PriyaPaul)
    How many weeks till exams ????
    WEEKS! I've got DAYS LEFT D:
    Year anyway about 3 days.
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    (Original post by curved)
    What do you mean?


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    Some people don't like thinking about it. I do though.

    Eg, do numbers exist?
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Some people don't like thinking about it. I do though.

    Eg, do numbers exist?
    That's just annoying, does anything exist?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    That's just annoying, does anything exist?
    Define "exist".
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Define "exist".
    What is the given definition of exist?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What is the given definition of exist?
    The correct answer was "I can't." :pierre:
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    The correct answer was "I can't." :pierre:

    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    Define "exist".
    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    What is the given definition of exist?
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/exist
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    The point being there's no definition upon which one could possibly agree that describes all things which one might say exists, but thanks for trying.
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    (Original post by MangoFreak)
    The point being there's no definition upon which one could possibly agree that describes all things which one might say exists, but thanks for trying.
    Fair enough
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    (Original post by Bude8)
    Some people don't like thinking about it. I do though.

    Eg, do numbers exist?
    Oh yeah haha and I also do (obviously).

    PS numbers don't exist they are merely a made up measurement decided upon by someone years and years ago.


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    Is anyone on here going to any of those 'Physics Experience' days or whatever they're called at Cambridge next week?
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    (Original post by curved)
    Oh yeah haha and I also do (obviously).

    PS numbers don't exist they are merely a made up measurement decided upon by someone years and years ago.


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    The system of numbers is made up. Hence in pretty much every language the nomenclature repeats itself every 10 numbers. We have 10 fingers. The mere notion that you can collate things and call it two, three is just there.

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    (Original post by curved)
    Oh yeah haha and I also do (obviously).

    PS numbers don't exist they are merely a made up measurement decided upon by someone years and years ago.


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    (Original post by Sycopation)
    The system of numbers is made up. Hence in pretty much every language the nomenclature repeats itself every 10 numbers. We have 10 fingers. The mere notion that you can collate things and call it two, three is just there.

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    I think you'll need stronger arguments than that

    Keep this in mind; generally, if you can't prove something to be impossible, then it's always a possibility that it might be the 'truth'. Although the mathematical chances are usually ridiculously tiny, they're still possibilities. Eg, does Astrology work? Does the alignment of stars actually affect the events that occur in the universe? You're probably thinking of course not, but you can't really prove it's impossible; to eliminate ALL uncertainty you'd need to observe this concept for an infinite amount of time.

    Some people believe that numbers do exist, that they're actual objects. But they're abstract objects. Numbers exist outside space and time. It might be possible that they exist in another dimension that we can't see. One theory on why gravity is so weak suggests that gravitons exist in another dimension. Just because they're objects that you can't physically touch doesn't mean they don't exist. In this example, when I say 'exist', I mean the same way that a table or chair 'exists.'

    Another example is the belief that numbers just describe things that exist. When we count, we count with respect to objects, eg, here's one pencil, and another, now you've got two pencils. But what happens when you run into complex numbers? ie, square root of negative numbers. How would you understand a number such as pi, which never terminates?
 
 
 
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