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Operations Desk => Forum Suggestions & Announcements => Topic started by: British_Atheist 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?

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!

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).

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...

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