## manmade numbers something to contemplate

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Numbers... a man made thing right? made by man. weve numbered them 1- 1000000000000 etc havent we. WE all know that 2+2=4 however how do we know that it actually does if we made it up???

It made me think =] xx

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I'm not sure whether we did make it up. If I've got a banana in each hand then I've got two bananas...I think. It's almost as though God made up mathematics because they seem to apply to everything we have discovered.
"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"
John Lennon

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but what i mean is if weve got two of something we called them two. What was it before because it probably migtve been something else. Do you get what i mean. Its just something that makes you think.

barbie =] xx

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I think I know what you're saying but mathematics are a constant so I don't think it matters what name you give it. We call it two but what if if we called it three? The number of bananas would be the same.
"God is a concept by which we measure our pain"
John Lennon

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