> Each year a forum for the world's most brilliant > minds asks one question. > This year's question is "What scientific idea is > ready for retirement?" > > Max Tegmark, physicist, researcher, precision > cosmology; scientific > director of the Foundational Questions Institute; > author of > "Our Mathematical Universe" proposes "Infinity" (see > last section of story > at above link)
Those of us who lecture Elliptic Curves will get free time three weeks into the semester, when the point at Infinity is finally banned.
The lucky ones who teach Calculus may count on only two working weeks, or less, when limits are expunged.