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Re: Strictly OT - conworlding with 92% or thereabouts commonality with curren...

From:Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>
Date:Monday, January 7, 2008, 14:47
On Jan 6, 2008 8:02 AM,  <MorphemeAddict@...> wrote:
> In a message dated 1/6/2008 5:08:19 AM Central Standard Time, > wes.parish@PARADISE.NET.NZ writes:
> > So a mathematics that privileges the prime numbers instead of the base-two, > > would have a much greater range of physical variation/s than a universe with > > the > > opposite focus. A much more detailed explanation of the idea can be > Mathematics doesn't 'privilege' any particular. Numbers don't have a base, > until and unless someone chooses a base to express them in.
I don't fully understand what he's talking about, but my impression is that he's not using "base two" in the usual sense. He wrote in his original post:
>>What I'm thinking of is a skewed set of basic physical laws where the basic
mathematical progression is not the binary one-two-plusone-plusone-plusone... into infinity, but instead the integer prime sequence having prime importance and the binary sequence being of secondary importance. << I can't figure out what he's talking about exactly, -- do the primes exist without being embedded in and defined by the sequence of natural numbers, in his world? -- but he doesn't seem to be using "binary" and "base two" in the usual sense to denote a notational method, but rather to denote the counting numbers or natural numbers as opposed to the primes. Wesley, can you explain further? -- Jim Henry


Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>