On 13 Apr., 11:46, fom <fomJ...@nyms.net> wrote: > On 4/13/2013 4:06 AM, WM wrote:
> >>>>> every d_n of a numerical Cantor-list is the last digit of a > >>>>> terminating decimal. > >>>>> Never, do you understand, never anybody has seen or used a d_n that > >>>>> does not belong to a terminating decimal. > > >>> But you believe in its existence nevertheless? > >>> There is no end and there is no "all", because every scientific use of > >>> "all" would include to find all. And that includes to prove that all > >>> have been found. And that includes that a last one has been confirmed. > > >> WM's finite existence hypothesis.
Not a hypothesis, but the fundament of science. > > > No, there is the simple fact that mathematics is done by finite means > > and that statements concerning actions have to be proved,. It it not > > sufficient to prove that if some axioms are given, that then things > > have to be so and so. With respect to actions like sending signals or > > reading tables, the reality is the proof. This can be seen by > > Zermelo's AC. He said well-ordering is possible, but reality says no. > > The fact that WM needs mathematics to be grounded in a metaphysical > reality merely reflects the poverty of his philosophy.
Mathematics is done in reality without any metaphysical touch. > > > WM has apparently ties his self-worth to the chicken scratch > and crayon marks he calls a reality (Oh, it should be granted > that he found a publisher for his books.
One of them printed in seventh edition, another one in third, even a best seller. http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~mueckenh/Infinity/Bestseller.pdf of a publisher who is famous for his books including German editions of Hardy and Feynman, as well as risky isues like my book which tells students to refrain from actual infinity as nonsense or Rudolf Diesel's or Hermann Oberth's (that man who inspired Wernher von Braun without whom the Americans never would have entered the moon). By the way, Oberth's ideas at his times have been considered as ridiculous as mine few years ago.