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Topic: ZFC really really really sucks -- really!
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David Petry

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Re: ZFC really really really sucks -- really!
Posted: Jan 7, 2013 4:34 PM
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On Monday, January 7, 2013 1:09:09 PM UTC-8, Jesse F. Hughes wrote:

> What does it matter to you that others prefer using a theory that you
> don't like?


To say that I "don't like" ZFC is silly.

The logic underlying ZFC is a perversion of natural logic. It makes communication between mathematicians and those who need mathematics difficult. It puts mathematicians out of touch with reality. It drives people insane. This is an important issue.

Let me remind you of the words of the most famous mathematician of the twentieth century:


"Apart from the most elementary mathematics, like arithmetic or high school algebra, the symbols, formulas and words of mathematics have no meaning at all. The entire structure of pure mathematics is a monstrous swindle, simply a game, a prank. You may well ask, "are there no renegades to reveal the truth?" Yes, of course. But the facts are so incredible that no one takes them seriously. So the secret is in no danger." -- Ted Kaczynski in a letter to Lutz Dammbeck, from the documentary "The Net"

















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