On Jun 20, 8:51 am, "Jesse F. Hughes" <je...@phiwumbda.org> wrote: > Newberry <newberr...@gmail.com> writes: > > That's right. There is no formula or algorithm to construct the list. > > It means that you would have to flip each and every digit one by one. > > And that is impossible. > Of course, it is perfectly reasonable to accept that there is no such > list, because Newberry says so.
Ah, so it's nice to see that Newberry has joined Herc and WM in this ever-growing thread.
> Cantor was this utterly insane freak who chose not to accept Newberry's > word for it, and instead *prove* that there was no list of all real > numbers.
But this proof that there is no list of all real numbers must use the axioms of some _theory_ (such as ZFC) -- a theory which Newberry isn't required to accept just because Hughes says so.
So Hughes continues to be a Herc-religionist (i.e., a religionist according to Herc), appealing to ZFC to prove Newberry wrong even though there's no reason to assume that Newberry is working in ZFC (or any other theory proving Cantor's Theorem).