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Topic: ZFC really really really sucks -- really!
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Frederick Williams

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Re: ZFC really really really sucks -- really!
Posted: Jan 20, 2013 6:28 AM
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Dan Christensen wrote:
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> 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.

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