# The nature of truth.

Discussion in 'Physics & Math' started by TheFrogger, Feb 7, 2017.

1. ### TheFroggerValued Senior Member

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• Please do not post inane nonsense to sciforums.
If something stands the test of time, and is forever true, does this make it so??

For example:

1/1=1
2/1=2
3/1=3

...therefore...

?/1=?

10/1 undergoes the process of...

10/
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

The one, becomes ?

Is this always so...?

3. ### Write4UValued Senior Member

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Yes, but you have it backwards
x/1 = x (value of x), ....... whereas 10/x = ? (dependent on the value of x)
p.s. there are no alternative truths. There are relative truths (SR).
Example: train with a whistle blowing travelling between two observers. Later one observer says, "that new whistle's tone is at C." The other says: " measured the tone with my sound meter and I assure you the note is D"
Who is wrong or lying? Answer: Neither is lying but both are wrong. Reason: Doppler effect alters the wave length received by both observers. In this case the true sound would have been D-flat if the train was at rest. Thus truth can be arrived at from knowledge of wave behavior in relationship to the point of observation.

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5. ### exchemistValued Senior Member

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Reported as pointless crap that does not belong in the Hard Science section.

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7. ### DaveC426913Valued Senior Member

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1/1 only equals 1 because we define it so.

All mathematics is founded on axioms. One axiom (probly one of the most basic) is 1+1=2.

It is basically short for:

If one is added to one and we conclude that the answer is two, then (all the rest of mathematics follows).
But we cannot prove that 1+1 equals 2.

Note further that, even in common occurences, the statement 1+1=2 is not necessarily true.
We must first define the number set we are using.

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