Dan Christensen wrote: > > On Monday, January 7, 2013 3:59:48 PM UTC-5, david petry wrote:
> > I suppose it is surprising to classically trained mathematicians, but it is not necessary to define a set of all continuous functions, nor even a set of all real numbers, to develop the mathematics used in science. > > That WOULD be surprising if it were true.
It wouldn't surprise me. I think it would be a pain in the arse to _do_ science without continuous function, but that it might be possible wouldn't surprise me.
-- When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting