JT
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Re: My amateurview of math.
Posted:
Feb 2, 2013 10:20 PM


On 1 Feb, 14:38, Frederick Williams <freddywilli...@btinternet.com> wrote: > 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. Well it isn't countable end of that story. >  > 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

