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I recently read A Universe in Zero Words (it actually has words), a book about the history and influence of important equations. It discussed (if I understood correctly) that our current arithmetic operations are based on set theory, and that since set theory isn't entirely consistent, that a proof of the sum of one and one being equal to three might be produced.

Thoughts?

R

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# Set Theory-Inconsistent?

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