In article <4A31D645.D76349F2@gmail.com>, herbzet <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> WM wrote: > > Virgil wrote: > > > > Unless WM can list the things he "holds to be self evident", he does not > > > have anything to build on. > > > > There is no necessity to list them in mathematics. Every sober mind > > knows them. > > They are known to all Scotsmen. > > That is, they are known to all *true* Scotsmen.
Aye, *true* Scotsmen, there's the rub.
And, of course, to WM, who is hardly a true anything. > > -- > hz > "Mathematics is best done without axioms." > -- Wolfgang M?ckenheim corrects Euclid --