> I'm dismayed by the level of vituperation in some of the posts in > this thread.
Norm starts out his paper, which I didn't read because the beginning was so extremely unpromising, in what seems to me to be a very insulting way. If he has ideas he wants to be taken seriously I suggest he remove the sneers directed at set theorists, who apparently are beneath contempt, and wild remarks about physics and the like. Present a reasoned argument in a reasonable way and people are likely to react more positively, and less likely to conclude that you are an idiot and simply quit reading.
> He's adopting a finitistic, or > constructivist, or computational view of mathematics.
He's also spitting on people who don't. I think it is terribly arrogant to dismiss people like Shelah or Woodin with such utter contempt like this, and I didn't see any signs, as far as I had gotten, that he even knows anything about modern set theory. Does he?