On Tuesday, 11 March 2014 21:46:21 UTC+2, Martin Shobe wrote: > On 3/11/2014 2:33 PM, John Gabriel wrote:
> I think it's a mistake to hold mathematician from other eras to today's > standards of rigor.
You're correct. Today's standards of rigour are pitifully low.
> Therefore, Euclid gets a pass, but you don't
Euclid would not have thought so. :-)
> > Of course Peano was an idiot. I proved it quite easily. You don't have natural numbers without fractions. Period. > You proved that John was an idiot quite easily, but that's setting a > rather low bar.