Re: Logic of Zero

Ian Goddard (
Mon, 28 Sep 1998 20:55:17 -0400

The anti-inquiry gangsters who deface the ExI list would do well to observe the mature and civil behavior of one Joe E. Dees:

Joe E. Dees ( wrote:

>> > IAN: Change is defined by its displacement from zero
>> > change. If a system anticipates its change, it must
>> > use "no change" as a hypothetical point of measure
>> > the deviation from which defines a state of change.
>> > So zero is implicit in the measurement you speak of.
>> >
>> That's a tricky definition of change but it's not the only one,
>> e.g., FPGA circuits can be made to work without ever using zero.

IAN: If you cannot measure no (zero) change, from what do you differentiate change? An EPGA is a set of logic gates on a chip with no exact order or structure, but what is the FPGA-circuit-definition of change? Also, are we talking here about zero as just a digit or zero as a number representing digit and value?

There's no change between all events in all space and time, and all events in all space and time; there is therefore zero change over all. No?

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