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Re: Matheology § 214
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Feb 11, 2013 3:55 AM


On 2/11/2013 2:43 AM, WM wrote: > On 11 Feb., 08:48, Virgil <vir...@ligriv.com> wrote: >> In article >> <b96a20cb79914a4984ca6bd658501...@w7g2000yqo.googlegroups.com>, >> WM <mueck...@rz.fhaugsburg.de> wrote: >> >>>> Every potentially infinite set already exists. >> >>> But none of them are, or ever can become, infinite. > > They cannot "become" actually infinite. >> >> Since such "sets" are neither finite nor not finite (infinite), they are >> nonexistent. >> >> And in van Dalen, p 118, a letter from Brouwer summarising his thesis: >> "I can formulate: >> 1. Actual infinite sets can be created mathematically" > > As I already mentioned, that is due to an understandable error. At > that time mathematicians were drilled to understand by the finite > expression "0.111..." an actually infinite sequence of digits. That is > wrong.
Right and wrong....
What, in modern mathematics, happened to change that situation?

