#### markjo

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##### Re: You are older than you think you are
« Reply #40 on: March 18, 2015, 01:43:35 AM »
I don't understand. Did Tom up to this point not understand what an age is? Otherwise this is some weird new form of trolling where no one actually argues with you.

Yesterday you believed that you were as old as your age was. Today you learned that, because no one counts the year between 0 and 1, you are actually one year older than you thought you were.

No, Tom. Your age just refers to the number of years you have completed. Everybody understands this. Nobody thinks they're exactly 25 years old for the duration of their 25th year.

You are not 25 years old at any point during the year where you are calling yourself 25 years old. Your 25 years are over and you are in your 26th year.

You have completed 25 full years when you're 25. If I understand correctly, you think somebody should be called 25 if they've completed 24 full years, and that a newborn infant should be called one year old as soon as they're born. That makes less sense. We round down, not up.

People just have it wrong. When you say that "I am 25 and 1/2 today," how does that make sense if you have, in truth, lived 26 and 1/2 years?

But you haven't, unless you're including time spent in the womb or something. When you arrive at your 25th birthday, you have been alive for exactly 25 years.

When you arrive at your 25th birthday you have lived 25 full years on the day prior, and therefore cannot be 25 any more. You are 26. Those 25 years are over and gone. The phrase "I'm 25" does not make any sense. You are not currently 25 during your 25th year.

If we had three cans of corn labelled 0, 1, and 2, would you say that we have two cans or three?
ITT: Tom does not understand the concepts of fractions, rounding down or step functions.
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#### Vongeo

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##### Re: You are older than you think you are
« Reply #41 on: March 18, 2015, 05:32:20 AM »
Guys guys guys, Tom is right. If you say "I am 25." That doesn't make sense. People aren't numbers or years. The only correct thing to say is "I am Guest"
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##### Re: You are older than you think you are
« Reply #42 on: March 18, 2015, 06:54:02 AM »
Holy crap I just read the whole thread. I am not sure what to say really.
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