Re: Infinities

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 20:32:22 -0800 (PST)

> : There's a century of mathematics dealing with this topic [orders of
> : infinity]. I'm entranced to find people starting again from scratch.
> : Next we could have a heated debate about whether parallel lines meet. :)
> Sure, why not. I hear that Marilyn Vos Savant says the recent proof
> of Fermat's Last Theorem is unsound because it relies on nonEuclidean
> geometry.

In the same book, she also confuses philosophical induction with
what is called "mathematical induction" (even though it is, of
course, completely deductive and rigorous). Just goes to show that
a high IQ isn't enough to prevent saying stupid things now and then.
And don't get me started on her politics...

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