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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 26, 2006 11:10 AM


herbzet wrote:
> > May I ask, as neutrally as possible, what does any of > this have to do with my assertion that Cantor was not Jewish? > > I mean, other than the part about him being Lutheran. > > > In any case, Cantor's Jewishness ,or lack thereof, has nothing to do with > > the validity of his work in set theory. > > I am by no means an expert on this, and I am relying on a memory of a conversation I had when I was 13, but according to Jewish law (?) Cantor would be considered Jewish if his mother had only been baptized after his birth.
Not that it matters (this is beginning to sound like a Seinfeld episode...).



