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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Perhaps one event after another and that yesterday was before today.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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He wants to know if there are any loops in time?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The ancients did not believe in modern mans concept of time or space. Instead of the universe being flat like a plane which means to go from one point to another you have to travel the intervening distance, they saw the universe as a crumpled up plane where all points in time and space were on top of each other, like a ball.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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bobbym wrote:

I like guessing at the problem but not at what the problem is.

Please make the OPs question clearer to me.

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That do not know how to do. Math is hard, philosophy is impossible. Pope's quote was quoted to me many times only now I actually understand it.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.** **A number by itself is useful, but it is far more useful to know how accurate or certain that number is.**

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What was his quote?

'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.'

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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I like bobbym and anonymnistefy quotes bettter.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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There are mathematical philosophers too, and like regular philosophers they can argue for thousands of years about things they can never resolve.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Based on my comments in post #28 I would say I do not believe in linear time.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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I still do not get it.

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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I know them. what now?

'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it'

I'm not crazy, my mother had me tested.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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The heck with the next Einstein, we need another Newton to come along.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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That is actually a very old idea.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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Nothing would change. The Hindus believe we are dream within a dream.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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It is the oldest, which is why it is called the Sanatan Dharma.

*Last edited by ShivamS (2014-04-26 04:10:15)*

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I have heard that too.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Of course it is impossible to know which is the oldest. But it does not really matter, since all religions (especially Hinduism) believe that no religion teaches the only way to salvation above all others, but that all genuine paths are facets of God's Light, deserving tolerance and understanding.

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**bobbym****Administrator**- From: Bumpkinland
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I believe that kind of tolerance was first in Jainism. Unfortunately, that is not a belief shared by the worlds people.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**

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