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Anders Sandberg writes:

*> Brilliant! BTW, why set theory? Calculus is so much more fun!
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*> To me the different branches of mathematics have their own
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*> styles. Analysis is baroque, lots of little trigonometric
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*> cherubs and leering integral gargoyles. Linear algebra is
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*> far more stark, a cubism of straight lines and matrices.
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*> Classical geometry is (of course) classicist, while
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*> differential geometry is a rich surrealist jungle.
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Brilliant! (Really, that's good.)

But set theory is the branch of mathematics where you study

infinity. Ordinals, cardinals, omega, aleph-one, the first

inaccessible cardinal, measurable cardinals, the extendable

cardinals..., it goes on and on. The greatest playground

ever found by the human mind.

Lee Corbin

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