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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Rumbling In Cantor's Paradise

 "No one will drive us from the paradise which Cantor created for us." -- David Hilbert

I wasn't aware there was very much serious controversy over Cantor's proof that the real number set is uncountable (versus the set of integers which is countable), but RJ Lipton is aware of the naysayers out there and takes a stab at reaching them here:

http://tinyurl.com/3mo7mt4

(Not sure Lipton will win over any doubters with his argument, but for most, Cantor probably doesn't even require a defense; at any rate some interesting comments below Lipton's post.)

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