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Every sentence a writer pens exists in his or her mind before they pen it. Every thought, every word, every number exists quite apart from its physical materialisation.


The existence of a sentence within the mind of a writer IS a physical manifestation, merely within the brain of that writer as opposed to being on paper.

Every thought, every word, every number exists quite apart from its physical materialisation.


Actually, numbers don't exist. They are a concept, they have no abstract existence. It's not like you look out of the window and see a load of "two" passing by.

But prime numbers are actually among the clearest proofs of the pre-empirical non-material reality of certain truths


Wrong. The concept of prime numbers are human expressions of the results of universal physical laws. They don't exist independently of material reality. You're floundering. Have you abandoned the "sphere above nature" argument now?

Thu, 15 May 2008 06:07:00 UTC | #171359