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08/07/2009 - 18:54 von WM | Report spam
Already during Cantor’s life time, the reception of his ideas was more
like that of new trends in the art, such as impressionism or
atonality, than that of new scientific theories. It was highly
emotionally charged and ranged from total dismissal (Kronecker’s
“corrupter of youth”) to highest praise (Hilbert’s defense of
“Cantor’s Paradise”). (Notice however the commonly overlooked nuances
of both statements which subtly undermine their ardor: Kronecker
implicitly likens Cantor to Socrates, whereas Hilbert with faint
mockery hints at Cantor’s conviction that Set Theory is inspired by
God.)

[Yuri I. Manin: GEORG CANTOR AND HIS HERITAGE, arXiv:math/0209244v1]

http://aps.arxiv.org/PS_cache/math/...9244v1.pdf

Gruß, WM
 

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#1 Ralf Bader
09/07/2009 - 04:52 | Warnen spam
WM wrote:

Already during Cantor’s life time, the reception of his ideas was more
like that of new trends in the art, such as impressionism or
atonality, than that of new scientific theories. It was highly
emotionally charged and ranged from total dismissal (Kronecker’s
“corrupter of youth”) to highest praise (Hilbert’s defense of
“Cantor’s Paradise”). (Notice however the commonly overlooked nuances
of both statements which subtly undermine their ardor: Kronecker
implicitly likens Cantor to Socrates, whereas Hilbert with faint
mockery hints at Cantor’s conviction that Set Theory is inspired by
God.)

[Yuri I. Manin: GEORG CANTOR AND HIS HERITAGE, arXiv:math/0209244v1]

http://aps.arxiv.org/PS_cache/math/...9244v1.pdf

Gruß, WM



Now I hope you understand this, because I’ve never been able to make head
nor tail of it. It must be some sort of a Black Magic operation, started
out by the Luce cult — some immoral people who are operating up in New York
City, Rockefeller Plaza — been thoroughly condemned by the whole society.
Anyway, their rate-of-change theory — I’ve never seen any use for that
mathematics, by the way — I love that mathematics, because it — I asked an
engineer, one time, who was in his 6th year of engineering, if he’d ever
used Calculus, and he told me yeah, once, once I did, he said. When did you
use it? And he said I used it once. Let me see, what did you use it on? Oh
yeah. Something on the rate-of-change of steam particles in boilers. And
then we went out and tested it and found the answer was wrong.

- L. Ron Hubbard, as quoted in
http://axisofquackery.wordpress.com/

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