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Topic: Warning to visitors to sci.math
Replies: 266   Last Post: Mar 19, 2012 9:13 AM

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 Peter Moylan Posts: 8 Registered: 3/31/11
Re: Warning to visitors to sci.math
Posted: Mar 12, 2012 8:09 PM

DavidW wrote:
> Tom P wrote:
>> On 03/10/2012 09:23 PM, Harrison Hill wrote:
>>> Whoever, whomever or whomsoever they are, they need "who".
>> True. And there are indeed infinities that are larger than others, in
>> fact infinitely many.

>
> No, there are not.
>

>> The set of real numbers is larger then the set
>> of integers, for example.

>
> No. You start giving me real numbers and for each one I'll give you an integer.
> We can keep doing that for as long as you like and I will never run out of
> integers. Now you'll probably say that you didn't really mean "larger" after all
> and want to bring up bijections and cardinality and such like. Save it.

I was wondering when this would happen. The question of "who" vs "whom"
can be settled in a couple of sentences; but introduce a question of
mathematical philosophy into alt.usage.english and the thread can go on
forever.

I'm in the Cantor camp myself. If you can't conceive of uncountable
infinities then measure theory has to be re-done from the bottom up, and
things like integration become conceptually harder. Not to mention
concepts like continuity, limits, and so on. Yes, I'll concede that you
can build a mathematics on treating everything as countable, but as a
believer in Ockham's razor I prefer not to multiply complexity like that.

Having said that, I'll try to shut up, precisely because of that
thread-goes-on-forever phenomenon. If you start crowding out things like
sheep and food then it's not really an English usage group.

--
Peter Moylan, Newcastle, NSW, Australia. http://www.pmoylan.org
For an e-mail address, see my web page.

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