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raddevus14-Feb-24 9:46
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haughtonomous14-Feb-24 21:35
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jschell15-Feb-24 12:42
jschell15-Feb-24 12:42 
haughtonomous wrote:
bad mistake to assume that a computer implementation of a mathematical concept provides a correct definition,


A definition is just that. One can accept it or reject it. That is exactly how mathematics and even logic works.

Other than that it certainly not possible to prove a definition in any way.

Myself I would accept an authoritative source but what is that source exactly? (I have been looking for such a source related to this thread.)

haughtonomous wrote:
And we're relying on ChatGPT for truth now?


People assume a vast array of definitions, assumptions and proofs every day. They certainly do not prove them. Someone that attempted that would probably need to be locked up. (Lets prove F=ma every day by standing in front of a moving car.)

So what source should one use? What source are you relying on for Number Theory (which is what this falls into.)

As an example myself I would really like to also find an authoritative source that shows that the world is a sphere. Certainly seem people claim it, then cite various ways to prove it (without themselves actually proving it.) I have also read articles that demonstrate that certain attempts to prove it are flat are just wrong. Which of course does not prove it is a sphere either.

So I am left with just assuming that it is a sphere.
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