On 7/26/2010 6:24 AM, Brian Tenneson wrote:
Does this mean that sets of numbers are inventions or just particular numbers are inventions? If the latter, then there must be a largest number which is, to me, counterintuitive.


Numbers existed before 10,000 years ago when they were first understood by humans to some extent. There was a specific number of atoms in the universe one day before any numbers were understood by humans, for example.

But there weren't an infinite number of atoms (or anything else).

Brent

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