On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 3:39:25 PM UTC-6, Brent wrote: > > > > On 12/29/2018 12:50 PM, Philip Thrift wrote: > > > > On Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11:02:30 AM UTC-6, Brent wrote: >> >> >> >> On 12/29/2018 1:58 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote: >> > I use number because people are more familiar with them. Most people >> > can easily conceived that “17 is odd” is true independently of them, >> > but would have an harder time to conceive that KKK=K independent of >> > them, even if this does not mean much more than the first (left) >> > projection of (K, K) is K. >> >> That's a good example. People would immediately recognize that KKK=K is >> just a convention. They are deceived that "17 is odd" is an eternal >> truth independent of human thought because they generalize from their >> experience with physically countable things. >> >> Brent >> > > > I was thinking that if there is a group X of objects of the same mass, if > X can be split into two groups A and B separated by a distance such that A > and B pull (gravitate towards) each other equally, then X is even. > > > Forces are equal and opposite (from conservation of momentum) no matter > how the objects are grouped. > > Brent > > (or something like that) > > So gravity knows even and odd. :) > > - pt > >
I thought *gravity could tell the difference between even and odd*, like there is no way to separate an *odd number* of pennies on a balance scale [ https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/balance-scales.html ] and have the scales be in balance. - pt -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.