In article <email@example.com>, WM <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 15 Jul., 16:35, "dilettante" <n...@nonono.no> wrote: > > > I'll concede though, that mathematics > > is a social activity, and the opinons and tastes of certain people carry > > extra weight in determing its development. > > In mathematics there is no appeal to authority because it is clear > what is true and what is false.
If it were as clear as WM claims, then there could not be disputes, such as the one WM is supporting now.
> Only after Cantor had introduced > matheology
WM is the one who introduced matheology, in honor of which I call it WMatheology.
Cantor merely followed where his investigations of Fourier series led him.
, taste, feeling and authority became more important than > mathematical skills. I think, just in order to veil that drawback, > mathelogians introduced "strict formalism", such that their religious > beliefs appear "scientific" to newcomers. > > Regards, WM --