Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism
Albert van der Horst
albert at spenarnc.xs4all.nl
Mon Jul 23 18:36:43 CEST 2012
In article <Oc-dnUqKG91pgpbNnZ2dnUVZ5vGdnZ2d at giganews.com>,
Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
>Anything's trivial to "write down." Just say "the number such that ..."
>and you've written it down. Even "numbers" that aren't really numbers,
>such as transfinite cardinals!
Now it isn't trivial to write down.
It has been proven (of course in an anti-intuitionistic 1] ,
Cantor-universe) that there is always a larger cardinal, and that
there is no consistent way to write them down. In other ways, you
have to keep inventing new notations, hardly a trivial matter.
See also Hofstaedter: Goedel, Escher, Bach.
>Erik Max Francis && max at alcyone.com && http://www.alcyone.com/max/
1] The likes of Brouwer found these silly exercises.)
Albert van der Horst, UTRECHT,THE NETHERLANDS
Economic growth -- being exponential -- ultimately falters.
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