
Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted:
Feb 1, 2013 8:38 AM


JT wrote: > > [...] 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.
 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

