On 10/7/2013 9:36 AM, Peter Percival wrote: > Hetware wrote: >>> >> >> It does me no good to simply accept what someone tells me without being >> able to derive it in some sense from first principles. > > Good luck with that. What are those first principles? Is it set > theory? If so, are the axiom what someone else tells us they are? If > no, what? >
They are the axioms I assume, and hopefully those others agree upon. But that is often far from clear upon careful examination.