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Topic: ZFC really really really sucks -- really!
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Robin Chapman

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Petry really really really sucks -- really!
Posted: Jan 7, 2013 9:49 AM
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On 07/01/2013 13:50, david petry ranted:

> The notion of falsifiability, which is the cornerstone of science,
> can be formalized in such a way that it can be made the cornerstone
> of mathematics, and it is eminently reasonable to do so; if we don't
> accept falsifiability as part of the underlying logic of our
> mathematics,

Falsifiability, in the guise of reductio ad absurdum
*is* a principle of mathematics. As no contradiction
in ZFC has been found, we can continue to work within it

> then our mathematics is deficient as a language for
> science.

It is not the purpose of mathematics to be a "logic for science".

> ZFC is crackpot mathematics.

Please provide a contradiction in ZFC, or else hold your peace.

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