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The Chinese language spoken today differs to a rather great extent from that used two thousand years ago, although the changes have been mostly natural. If we had attempted two thousand years ago to bring about the same changes in one year's time, we would have had to create at that time a language quite artificial. troduce an artificial language is to make a revolution. Unless there are compelling natural needs, the resistance will be strong and the proposal will fail. On the other hand, when an artificial language meets existing urgent problems, it will soon get generally accepted and be no longer considered artificial.

Yet, as Russell observed long ago, Peano's axioms are satisfied by all progressions such as the odd positive integers, the negative integers. Russell thought that only by calling in a set theory could we make a univocal characterization. More recent advances in logic show that he was wrong even in believing this. In fact, as we know, there are important results which indicate unmistakably that we can formalize without residue neither the fundamental intuitive notion of positive integers nor the basic notion of sets or classes.

If the same experiment is repeated under different but, so far as we know, equally favourable circumstances, with results which agree satisfactorily only to the first two places, then we tend to conclude that the places after the second are not quite reliable. If most people refuse to calculate up to many places and a single person has an irresistible itch for reporting every result to at least seven places, it might be rather hard to decide whether his result is right. The matter of constructing an exact theory of (say) probability contains an additional factor.

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