In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, WM <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 7 Dec. 1873, exactly 140 years ago, Cantor wrote to Dedekind: > Man nehme an, es kÃ¶nnten alle positiven Zahlen ? < 1 in die Reihe gebracht > werden : > > Here he said: assume that all positive reals < 1 could be in a sequence.
This is obviously only the beginning statement of an argument from which WM has clearly left the rest of out.
The conclusion of that argument is amost certainly that no such sequence can exist, so one can see why WM would want to leave it out. --