World functions? We will get to that.

I use the infinity symbol all the time in calculus. Zero to infinity are typical bounds for an integral. Just because we have worked out techniques to avoid doing actual arithmetic calculations with infinities and infinitesimals does not mean we are not working with them, it means precisely we are working with them, including them as part of the maths family. Moreover, our methods for doing so are infallible where they apply. Infinity is an idea, not a number. You cannot subtract a number from an idea. The Limit was a new function in mathematics to work with this idea. Many predecessors of Newton and Leibniz almost got it, or had a piece of it tamed and hints of its methods. This broken chain goes all the way back to Archimedes.

Kronecker, unfortunately for his ideas and arguments that cite him for credibility, said the same thing about transcendental numbers--they were not real, as in actual, they were superfluous baggage. He tortured and harried the more sensitive Cantor who had not been born a millionaire. Kronecker's inherited wealth made him free to incorporate his eccentricity in mathematical philosophy. He was a talented whacko who believed any number system beyond the rational would eventually be proved superfluous, all secrets of nature and logic in the end yielding themselves up to mere integers and basic arithemetical operations. If there ever was a world function, it would be in integers. To a Platonist this idea is immensely appealing and hard to justify. I would like to believe it, but I also believe the irrational number pi is actual in our universe because it is operational there. Not only is pi irrational, it is transcendental, meaning it forms a subclass more numerous than the class it comes from. There are more transcendentals than there are algebraic irrationals. Great mathematicians worked hard to prove such propositions, all of which was nothing but hogwash to Kronecker. Kronecker worked hard to recast irrationals as mere rationals in another clothing. Transcendentals would not yield. No wonder he hated them.

Numbers can be used for chicanery. When non-mathematical readers see pages of advanced statistical forumlas in the appendix of a book, it is very impressive, and seems to stamp the good househeeping seal of approval on everything within. There was a book calledThe Bible Codea few years back. Oprah pushed it on her show. It had all these massive forumlas and calculations in back to support its silly theory.

To me Tarot cards are as pure hogwash as irrational and transfinite numbers were to Kronecker. That their psuedo-informationan can sway some human minds is undeniable. That has nothing to do with the cards themselves. The subject came prepared to be moved, already conditioned by years of cultural superstition. Spirit trumpets, ouija boards, pyramid power, soothsaying, etc., are mere stage decorations, contributing nothing to the action. The mind in this case is its own cause and effect. Those instruments and techniques come from our race's childhood, and I am no more impelled to give them credence than the I am the words of goat herders from four thousand years ago who had visions on spoiled cheese. How the mind responds to superstition and can turn it into belief is the underlying field. Tarots cards and the others are just part of the charlatanistic hangover from 19th century supernaturalism. They are no more interesting than objects of any other superstition.

One following two does not require time, in spite of linguistics. That is your mistake. One follows two, it always will, it always has, that does not mean it happens at a different time. You lead yourself astray with equations involving time.

When charlatans use mathematics for chicanery that says nothing about how effective mathematics is or is not. It is not effective in some fields, for instance, because those fields are mere bunko to begin with. It is effective in showing how foolish some notions are instead of the opposite. Because I cannot prove that a black cat running across one's path is not bad luck, does not mean that with valid mathematics I cannot demonstrate with high reliability that the superstition is bunko, despite any changes in the person's behavior due to cultural conditioning and other parametric adjustments. All I need are enough cats and honest subjects. In this way mathematics can be used to illustrate if not prove the silliness of superstitions to reasonable people, just as it could be used to support the observational evidence for the injunction against incest.

One following two is independent of time, therefore of physics. When the big bang spit out the laws of physics there was no need to spit out that one follows two. Two can only follow one, but it does not do it a certain time later. A universe with different physics can be imagined, but a universe where one is not followed by two cannot. They are independent of each other. To cite as an exception a universe which somehow runs backwards does nothing to discourge my belief that such arguments are mere semantics. One also follows two in a universe which runs backwards, since the notion has nothing to do with time. In fact, one following two has no more to do with physics than a microscope has with the laws of biology.

I do not have to say one follows two. I can say two is the whole number beside and greater than one, to get rid of language that seems to suggest something happening in sequential time. Determinism involves sequencing in time, one being a smaller whole number than two does not, is the point. Notice that my new phrasing seemed to transfer responsibility from time to space. Mere linguistic limitation in action. One is the smaller neighbor of two is independent of both space and time.