david petry wrote: > > herbzet wrote: > > david petry wrote: > > > > As I pointed out in the article, the best explanation I can find for > > > why we have mysticism in mathematics is that it seems to validate the > > > beliefs of the Kabbalists. > > > > > > There has been mysticism in mathematics since its beginnings. Read > > up on the Pythagoreans, for a start. > > The current form of mysticism in mathematics is definitely not > Pythagorean in nature. The Pythagoreans strongly rejected a belief in > a world of the infinite lying beyond what we can observe, as far as I > know.
Oh, I get it ... the mysticism of Cantor's mathematics is the _wrong kind_ of mysticism.
"If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite."