
Re: another boring critisism of Cantor's Theorem
Posted:
Mar 30, 2004 5:26 AM


=?ISO88591?Q?Jos=E9_Carlos_Santos?= <jcsantos@fc.up.pt> writes:
>Craig Feinstein wrote:
> > Here is another question: I look on the web and find a ton of papers > > trying to refute Cantor's Theorem. (Just Google "Cantor diagonal > > wrong" and see what you get.) I have never seen one of them that > > convinced me. Why is there so much opposition to this theorem when > > most other famous theorems are pretty much universally believed?
>There's a slight confusion here. One thing is Cantor's theorem stating >that the reals are uncountable and another thing is Cantor's diagonal >argument, which was actually Cantor's second proof of his theorem; see
>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantor%27s_first_uncountability_proof
>or the article "Georg Cantor and transcendental numbers" by Robert Gray >(American Mathematical Monthly 101, No.9, 819832 (1994)).
>What I fail to understand is this: why is it that those who attack >Cantor's diagonal argument do not attack also is other proof of his >theorem?
I would suggest that either they do not know about it, or they do not understand it. The one person whom I have seen arguing about it on sci.math did not understand it.
David
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