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Topic: My amateurview of math.
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Frederick Williams

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Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted: Feb 1, 2013 8:38 AM
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JT wrote:
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> [...] Regarding infinity we
> can not have a view of something where we do not have a full set
> handwaving shouting infinity really do not help.


Regarding infinity: the mathematician has his axioms from which he
deduces theorem. No doubt mathematicians do a lot of hand waving (I
think they call it teaching) but when push comes to shove they deduce.

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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



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