# Do numbers actually exist?

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Well , let's say there's a bowling ball dropping in 3D space on some planet that follows the parabola -x^2+3. If a person was standing next to that bowling ball, where would they look in physical reality to see the solution -x^2+3=4? The solution is of course imaginary, but no where can a person physically see the solution +/- i.

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studiot

Because if we count reals in order from 0 to1 we have counted an infinity of numbers.

mwresearch

just because we focus on the integers 0 and 1.

Counting reals means counting every real, not just focusing on two of them.

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Counting reals means counting every real, not just focusing on two of them.

Counting a set of all reals does, but counting the specific integers 0 and 1 means nearly the opposite; it means specifically picking out the numbers 0 and 1 out of all numbers that exist.

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