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Topic: ? 533 Proof
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mueckenh@rz.fh-augsburg.de

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Re: ? 533 Proof
Posted: Aug 1, 2014 4:44 PM
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On Friday, 1 August 2014 19:35:19 UTC+2, Jürgen R. wrote:


> But please tell us: how do we determine the precise "power
>
> of proof"? On what scale do we measure it? Is it a
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> potentially infinite scale or is there an upper bound?


A proof based on the naive idea that infinite sets could be exhausted like finite sets has no power. A proof agreed upon by the inhabiltants of a mad house or by indoctrinated cranks has no power.

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