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All thing which are equal

"All things which are equal to the same thing, are equal to each other" Is this statement true or false? Can anyone provide and example?

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Sorry, the correct quote is "things which are equal to the same thing, are equal to each other", just to clarify a bit. Please ignore the "all" in the initial quote, it is inaccurate to the original quote.

Side: True

That changes everything. You would have a tough time convincing me that all things are equal to each other without using very specific definitions. But the idea presented in the revised quote seems acceptable and mathematically accurate.

Side: True
atypican(4874) Disputed
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You should just change the debate description..... I don't accept the axiom because I am still convinced that the concept of equality is illusory.

Side: False

A = C

B = C

then A = B

Side: True

Mathematically yes.

If A=B

And B=C

Then A=C. (1=1=1).

Physically no.

Apples=fruit

Fruit=Cherries

Cherries do not equal apples.

Socially no as well.

You seriously think women are COMPLETELY equal to men? Please. The same goes for race equality.

Side: True
ChadOnSunday(1863) Clarified
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Physically no.

Apples=fruit

Fruit=Cherries

That doesn't actually work. In math we can switch the numbers on either side of the "=" and it doesn't matter. In this instance it makes a huge difference how you read the statement.

A is B, B is C, so A is C works just fine.

Apples are fruit works.

Fruit are cherries doesn't even make sense. It would read something like "all fruits are cherries."

So there's an obvious logical contradiction in saying "Apples are a fruit" and then "All fruits are cherries," which is basically what "Apples=fruit; Fruit=Cherries" means when not read like a math equation

Side: True
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The contention that "all fruits are cherries" is incorrect is true. This is because there are other types of fruits besides cherries. Oranges and kiwi are examples. The claim that "all fruits are cherries" is false. As a result, the proposed example involving apples, fruits, and cherries is not a valid one to illustrate the truthfulness of the quote in the physical world.

I think the following is a valid example that shows the truthfulness of the quote in the physical world:

Mario Brothers is a game.

Tetris is a game.

Pokemon is a game.

Therefore, Mario Brothers is the same as Tetris and Tetris is the same as Pokemon insofar as they are all games. In other words, these objects are the same thing when we only consider their identity as games or not-games (excluding all of their other characteristics).

Side: True

Specifications are an example of what you ask, possibly mathematic ratio, the process of proportioning as well.

Side: True
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False. Determinations of equality are always disproven when tested with adequately precise instruments. I find the concept of equality (the assumption that there are equal things) to be an unacceptable axiom or first principle and more or less illusory.

Side: False
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Determinations of equality are always disproven when tested with adequately precise instruments.

The question, sir, was not "are measurably distinct quantities equal to one another?"; the actual question addressed Euclid's first common notion. It is pointless to bring measured data to a discussion that lies within the realms of Platonic Idealism.

Side: True
atypican(4874) Disputed
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I am attacking the notion of equality itself. I have no reason to believe that any two things are truly equal in value. How else should I illustrate that equality is an illusion?

Side: False
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500 grams of peanuts

500 grams of gooseberries

Peanuts do not equal gooseberries.

Side: False
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