FOM: Goedel and radioastronomy

Kanovei kanovei at
Tue Dec 2 13:58:23 EST 1997

>why most scientists do not find radioastronomy
>relevant to terrestrial physics, and a third would ask them merely to
>assess the relevance of radioastronomy to terrestrial physics.

>Vaughan Pratt

Laser satellite measurements are of frequent use in 
the very terrestrial physics.

As for the relevance of the Goedel incompleteness to 
mathematics, once I was told that 
the "empirical" fact that the arithmetic is consistent 
is much more evident and truthworthy for a mathematician 
than any attempt of Goedel or whoever to question it. 

-- Vladimir Kanovei

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