On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 12:29:53 -0600, Virgil <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>In article <email@example.com>, > Lester Zick <DontBother@nowhere.net> wrote: > >> On 18 Jul 2006 14:36:26 -0700, "Karl Malbrain" <firstname.lastname@example.org> >> wrote: >> >> > >> >Lester Zick wrote: > >> >> Beliefs, axioms, and assumptions constitute the infinte set of all >> >> things people are too lazy or stupid to break down. >> > >> >No, we chose not to break them down further to avoid the >> >contradictions/inconsistencies encountered with the previous go-round. >> >> Or to avoid implications of outright turpitude and sloth on the part >> of modern mathematikers too lazy or stupid to exercise more insight. > >If every mathematician spent as much time dealing with foundations as >you seem to want, no other math would ever get done. > >Is that what you want?
What I want is to avoid extravagantly stupid claims that transfinite arithmetic and set theory encompass all of mathematics so we can properly examine the basis of axiomatic assumptions regarding definitions of things such as curves, straight lines, transcendental numbers, angular momentum, and quantum effects on a sound unassuming analytical foundation. It might be too much to ask of professional academics but not of real scientists.