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Han de Bruijn

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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted: Jul 31, 2006 3:23 PM
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Barb Knox wrote:

> The opening paragraph of that shows considerable ignorance of the actual
> history of mathematics (and misrepresenting History is a sin for a
> Marxist, no?) --


Ignorance? Denied.

> Consider that calculus too started out as a half-baked theory laden with
> paradoxes, and that one of the great mathematical achievements was to
> put it on a rigourous footing. And indeed, set theory was one of the
> important tools in that enterprise.


Set Theory important tool? Denied as well.

Han de Bruijn



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