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    Default Re: the missing dimension

    Quote Originally Posted by birdeen's call View Post
    Yes, it is interesting and yes I was agreeing with you after you explained what you meant. I thought I didn't need to explicitly say I agreed with you, since it was clear. I have no idea where I misinterpreted you and where I did not pay attention.

    Anyway, complex numbers are not "theoretically impossible", unless you specify what it means. The theory of complex numbers is consistent if only the standard set theory is consistent, which is widely believed to be true. This means that there exists a model of complex numbers, and, actually, the main problem in constructing such a model is with constructing real numbers first. As I said though, I'm not really sure what "theoretically impossible" means to you. Do you mean some kind of philosophical theory? I'm completely unprepared to defend then.
    Hey, you remind me of Polonius from Hamlet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    Hey, you remind me of Polonius from Hamlet.
    A tedious old fool? Fare you well, my lord.

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    Default Re: the missing dimension

    He is erudite, but speaks at great length.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You have your answer in the link you quoted.

    I doubt anybody can usefully add to that.

    Rover
    I'm beginning to think I might have been right about that after all.

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