*From*: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx*To*: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx*Date*: Mon, 8 Jun 2009 16:59:08 EDT

In a message dated 6/8/2009 3:18:14 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, wokshevs@xxxxxx writes: hmmmm ... a clear case of legitimate exemption to be sure. No, Mike was not one of the 3 odd people who walked out during my talk. There's nothing really odd about Mike ----- Did you mean 3-ish, 40-ish. I thought the people who walked out were walking out after your talk but before the summation. I have given talks, and cannot concentrate on audience. If they leave, their loss, that's what my mother says. Anyway, 'odd' is an odd word to mean 1, and correlatives of 1: 3, 5, 7 9, ... I once invented a mathematical theory based only on the condition of a number being 'odd' or 'even'. -- It's been done before but I did not know. As every schoolboy knows multiplication. It's always 'even' if at least one of the multiplicandum is even. Odd, otherwise. The classical example that Plato gives (Maen. 4007b -- and ss.) is 9 X 9 = 81 (Geary notes, further, that 8 + 1, i.e. the summation of '81' taking separately, is also '9', but we have concluded that that is kabbalistic: Geary, J. M. & J. L. Speranza, "Cabbalistic elements in Plato" Commentary by R. Paul. R. Paul: "The Greeks did not have a digital system, so to conclude from what Plato says is fallaciouis." Geary sued R. Paul: "The Greeks may not have had a digital system, but they had 10 fingers, like we do." --- Now, division is more of a trick odd : odd = odd For summation, as with 'deficiency', it's easier: odd + odd = even As in the reciprocal of multiplication, the presence of an even number makes the summation odd ("provided the other summandum is not odd -- but even"). Cheers, JLS **************Download the AOL Classifieds Toolbar for local deals at your fingertips. (http://toolbar.aol.com/aolclassifieds/download.html?ncid=emlcntusdown00000004) ------------------------------------------------------------------ To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off, digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html

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