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The Snelgraphix Designing Minds Blog: Can One Equal None?

Does zero ever equal one?

The answer depends on who you ask. The easily Googled facts of modern life mean we are exposed to many different ideas as a result of our social media-saturated, shared mental environment. Never before has our collective consciousness been made more manifest than with today's media forms. Unconscious, semi-conscious, and very self-conscious artifacts clutter cyberspace. Anyone with access to an internet-connected device can peruse this vast library of global human imagination for themselves. It's easy.

What is eight times infinity?

Mathematics is the foundation of all modern communication. Ours is a matrix-like world. A binary environment of negative and positive waveforms. We model this world with peer-reviewed formulaic precision. Math makes Earth move.

So, do you think 1=0?

Is that even worth believing? I can’t count the number of people who have been held to account for believing in things that the rest of their peers do not. People have been imprisoned and even executed for espousing beliefs that the rest of their community rejected.*

The person who made odd claims needed to fear social consequences.*

Edgar Allan Poe once wrote, “Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.”*

This author concocted a bit of fiction involving a form of dinner theater. The superscript above links to that particular newsprint fable. The moral of the story is to go along with the act. Improvise with the role-player. Behave as if their claims are real. If someone claims to be Pythagoras, treat that person as if they are. If someone tells you one and zero are the same, nod your head and bite your tongue.

It’s proper etiquette.

Does zero ever equal one?

Don’t be a silly goose, Use your head and take more than a glance at the problem. Take a proper gander. Zero does not equal one.

This needs no further expression.