The nature of truth.

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

  1. Counter Registered 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...?
     
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  3. Write4U Valued 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. exchemist Valued Senior Member

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    Reported as pointless crap that does not belong in the Hard Science section.
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Your example does not represent your statement.


    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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