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Topic: � 358 Infinity and Theology
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Re: � 358 Infinity and Theology
Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:58 PM
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In article <76183f85-79a8-4af9-8914-3d7966d46436@googlegroups.com>,
WM <mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de> wrote:

> The educationally disadvantaged populace admires Adam Ries(e) as the greatest
> (and often as the only) German mathematician. For the educated class
> Carl-Friedrich Gauss assumes this position. The mathematicians themselves
> however admire Georg Cantor as their greatest colleague. The highest award of
> the German Mathematical Union (DMV) carries Cantor's likeness and name,
> because he extended and enriched mathematics infinitely - at least many
> believe that. More biographical material has been collected about Georg
> Cantor, inventor of set theory and first president of the DMV, than about any
> other mathematician of the 19th century. From these tesserae we can obtain a
> vivid picture of his world view. In the following paragraphs some of the
> theological aspects which lead to and seemingly supported his understanding
> of the infinite will be reproduced. The translations into English are mine.
> The German originals can be seen in de.sci.mathematik.
> https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=de#!forum/de.sci.mathematik
> Regards, WM

WM is no more trustworthy on issues of theology than he is on issues of
mathematics, specifically, not at all.

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