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ilias kastanas 08-14-90

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Re: quotation
Posted: Aug 19, 1996 10:31 PM
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In article <4vadtn$>,
james dolan <> wrote:
@ilias kastanas writes:
@-In article <4v27do$>,
@-james dolan <> wrote:
@->ilias kastanas writes:
@->- His dream was first, a precise symbolic language ("characteristica
@->- universalis") to express everything in science 'and philosophy' (it is
@->- not clear how _wide_ this was to be) and second, a computational method
@->- ("calculus ratiocinator") to resolve statements in that language. I
@->- don't remember whether he actually envisaged a machine doing the work.
@->- I recall the quote that instead of quarrels and squabbles people would
@->- say "Calculemus".
@->- Limited to mathematics, the dream did come true;
@->of course it did _not_ come true. as you well know it was destroyed
@->by (among others) goedel.
@- It did come true. You are confusing Goedel Incompleteness with
@- Goedel Completeness.
@no i am not. you are speaking total nonsense.

No, just partial nonsense: obviously you cannot confuse what
you don't know.

The dream came true, as you will see if you learn the Completeness
Thm. And if you ever shed your jejune rudeness you might even find someone
to discuss it with.


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