Lee Corbin wrote:
> Anders Sandberg writes:
> > Brilliant! BTW, why set theory? Calculus is so much more fun!
> > To me the different branches of mathematics have their own
> > styles. Analysis is baroque, lots of little trigonometric
> > cherubs and leering integral gargoyles. Linear algebra is
> > far more stark, a cubism of straight lines and matrices.
> > Classical geometry is (of course) classicist, while
> > differential geometry is a rich surrealist jungle.
> 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
Actually, most set theory has absolutely nothing to do with infinity.
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