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Politics, History & Mathmatics?
« on: June 30, 2010, 01:52:02 PM »
I saw on another forum this: -

Politics & History
This forum is to discuss politics & history in relation to atheism.

Mathematics
Discussions involving mathematics. By the way, did you know that 0.999... = 1?

Was wondering if you could do a section on both of these?
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Re: Politics, History & Mathmatics?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2010, 03:49:57 AM »
You may have a point. Perhaps it's time to reexamine the labeling of the subforums.

We'll certainly take this under advisement. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Re: Politics, History & Mathmatics?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2010, 02:55:37 PM »
I'm not sure if there'd be much call for a Mathematics forum. However, a Politics forum would be a very good idea. At present, political issues tend to get spread out between several different forums (Current Affairs, Media, Religion, Philosophy).

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Re: Politics, History & Mathmatics?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2010, 08:47:25 PM »
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By the way, did you know that 0.999... = 1?

I've actually had sleepless nights over this. I've seen the proofs, and they make sense, but it just pisses me off because 1=1, not .999...
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Re: Politics, History & Mathmatics?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 03:37:25 PM »
Yes, changing the forum subdivisions would be nice.  Politics and history will get a good discussion, though I don't expect more than 3 topics in the Mathematics section.

.999 =/= 1

As a logical error, only 1 can equal one.  Equal means both values are the same (X = X).
Of course, people come up with this by dividing 1 by 3.
1/3 = .333, and multiplying that by 3 is .999, and therefore .999 = 1.
But that is wrong.  Simply because 1 cannot be evenly divided by 3.  There is still a remainder of .1