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1. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Define 'No-thing'. What does it mean to you...

Define 'No-thing'. What does it mean to you without mentioning the zero?
2. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Insults are a waste of your time (lack of...

Insults are a waste of your time (lack of understanding). Consequently I will cherry pick one of your points only and ignore the rest until you cease to insult.

Completely invalid definition...
3. ## Thread: What is position?

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### A measured value cannot be zero. There is nothing...

A measured value cannot be zero. There is nothing to measure. All measured values are something, no matter how small, they are still something, otherwise they would not be a value.

You need to...
4. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Zero cannot represent a value. It is nothing. No...

Zero cannot represent a value. It is nothing. No properties, no location, no nothing, no value. A ghost.
5. ## Thread: What is position?

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### To define 1 + 1 you first must define 1, and +....

To define 1 + 1 you first must define 1, and +. These are both very difficult to define.

In set theory they attempt to define 1 by using 0, a.k.a the empty set. 0 = {}, 1 = {0} or {{}}.

This...
6. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Gerry, you are talking very very much sense I...

Gerry, you are talking very very much sense I believe. Keep it up please. They will always hate anything which might damage their comfort zone of belief. Actually, it's worse than that and it might...
7. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Are you sure you even know what 1+1 is? In unary...

Are you sure you even know what 1+1 is? In unary we say 1 + 1 is 11. In decimal you call it 2. Why different names? Oh yes, you will say because decimal notation is more compact. As a physicist one...
8. ## Thread: What is position?

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### I agree that gravity is a silly idea. It could be...

I agree that gravity is a silly idea. It could be about touch instead. In one case touch the earth. In another case we are separated from it by touching a space which touches the earth. We swapped...
9. ## Thread: What is position?

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### That is so very true! But it's worse, numbers...

That is so very true! But it's worse, numbers defy definition unless you use a contradiction. Numbers in set theory (basis of modern mathematics) are defined using the empty set {}. It can also be...
10. ## Thread: What is position?

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### There's little point reading such books since I...

There's little point reading such books since I have demonstrated that Frege's definition of zero, on which mathematics is based, is wrong and a contradiction. Therefore the whole of science is under...
11. ## Thread: What is position?

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### You cannot measure a zero momentum or any other...

You cannot measure a zero momentum or any other quantity as zero because if you could then you wouldn't have measured anything.
12. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Astounding reply. Thank you. I was lately...

Astounding reply. Thank you. I was lately thinking the same myself that the "tower" cannot be shaken, and moreso since my other post regarding zero here.

By having the contradiction zero in their...
13. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Please note the following article. It...

Please note the following article. It demonstrates an equivalent decimal number system with no zero, and states:-

"The foregoing manipulations indicate that the 0-less system has substantially the...
14. ## Thread: What is position?

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### OK, I'll take it as a genuine interrogation then,...

OK, I'll take it as a genuine interrogation then, but it would help me if you avoided personal criticisms like "your confusion", "so many errors", "failed to acknowledge", "*You*", "every mistake",...
15. ## Thread: What is position?

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### It's so easy to insult people on the internet...

It's so easy to insult people on the internet isn't it. That's one reason many steer clear, for fear of people like you. I am not inclined to reply to insulting messages.
16. ## Thread: What is position?

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### But there is no such thing as (0,0,0). It has...

But there is no such thing as (0,0,0). It has zero's for coordinates and no physical size. Pure nothingness. An impossible concept. As is zero itself. I must conclude that the axiom of additive...
17. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Apologies for an even later reply. You are...

Apologies for an even later reply.

You are defining distance in a Riemannian manifold not physical distance as we know it. For example your definition assumes the real numbers for which there...
18. ## Thread: What is position?

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### By true point I refer to the standard concept of...

By true point I refer to the standard concept of a zero size point in geometry. This is purely coordinates relative to a non-existent origin with no coordinates and no size. True in the sense of the...
19. ## Thread: What is position?

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### Please state the definition. I do not use...

I do not use the term observable in my argument (1-10) above, just the position x as referred to in the uncertainty principle.

A point without size cannot...
20. ## Thread: What is position?

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### The only way to define a point with zero size is...

The only way to define a point with zero size is using coordinates.

So a point could be defined as (0,0,0) + (x,y,z) = (x,y,z) where x,y,z are the distances from the origin (0,0,0) along the...
21. ## Thread: What is position?

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### What I am trying to understand is "what is...

What I am trying to understand is "what is position" being the title of the thread. I am no closer to that. One cannot explain a physical thing like position with mathematical symbols and equations....
22. ## Thread: What is position?

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### position x is the distance from an origin. To...

position x is the distance from an origin. To have a distance you need to have two physical objects. Without those there is no distance and x is meaningless. It's indisputable.

An observable...
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### Permit me to rewrite the logical sequence which...

Permit me to rewrite the logical sequence which implies a contradiction in quantum theory (QT), using directly the idea of position. This avoids all the different spaces and states involved and gets...
24. ## Thread: What is position?

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### So the more precisely you make a real object...

So the more precisely you make a real object approach a zero size point the more energy required until it passes some limit and starts to form a black hole or something. A true point is never...
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