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Virgil

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Re: Whatever happened to James Harris? Arturo?
Posted: Dec 25, 2013 4:56 PM
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In article <857bff65-6d32-4a77-b8ad-447efc34f8d6@googlegroups.com>,
mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de wrote:


> For more than 100 years the prosperity of many thousands of students depends
> on the "logic" of set theorists


At the beginning of that period, a competent mathematician was expected
to know a little bit about every speciality of mathematics, and there
were no more than one or two mathematical journals in any country.

Since set theory came on the scene, the world of mathematics has grown
rapidly and immensely, to the point that, at least in English, every
major university and every major field in mathematics has at least one
mathematical journal of its own.

The world of mathematics is still growing so rapidly that in many areas
of specialization it takes a major effort for a mathematician to keep
abreast of his or her own field.

In the period just after WWII it was noted that of all the
mathematicians who had ever lived roughy 90% ere still alive.

It would seem that the invention of set theory has done nothing at all
detrimental to the health of the world of mathematics, but has supported
its rapid growth.

So WM can go off and pout about set theory inside his Wolkenmuekenheim,
but his views on mathematics are all totally irrelevant outside of that
Wolkenmuekenheim.
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