## A Conversation for Basic Methods of Mathematical Proof

### Not all domino's

Marjin, After a long time of procrastination back lurking Started conversation Jun 12, 2001

I have read the story about the domino's and there is a problem.

You stated that the domino's should be close. I suggest a distance of about an atoms diameter and lets take a few billion domino's.

They will not fall, it will take to much force.

This the risk you run when you try to prove physical phenomena with mathematical methods. It is also what is missing in your first sentences: the statements must be proven WITHIN their system.

This system is generated from the axioms, as few as possible, which do not have to be proven (and cannot by definition). The only thing we may ask of axioms is that they do not generate a contradiction.

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