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Topic: Infinity and Theology (20)
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Infinity and Theology (20)
Posted: Oct 31, 2013 5:05 AM
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Should I also mention a point where I do not quite agree with you, so it is your unreserved confidence in the modern so-called law of energy conservation. I do not wish to doubt the teaching of the equivalence of the different natural forces transforming into each other as far as this has been experimentally verified. That wich I have serious reservations against is the elevation of the asserted law into the rank of a metaphysical priciple which governs the recognition of so important theorems as the immortality of the soul as well as its completely unjustified extension and application onto the whole world system as the gentlemen Thomson, v. Helmholtz, Clausius, and comrades, like to do, who add phantastic speculations which in my opinion are without any value. {{Amazing, how ignorant one can be (and make others)}}
[Cantor to Prof. Dr. Constantin Gutberlet, 1 Mai 1888]

German text:
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http://www.hs-augsburg.de/~mueckenh/KB/Matheology.pdf

Regards, WM



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