FOM: Friedman's result
torkel at sm.luth.se
Mon Mar 16 02:37:21 EST 1998
Neil Tennant says:
>Martin Davis, among the distinguished figures on this list, is
>gracious enough to praise it highly. But Torkel Franzen, normally very
>astute in his observations, inexplicably dismisses the result as not
I'm bemused that my comments about Friedman's work have been
transformed in your mind into a "dismissal", apparently on the sole
ground that I think it's a bit too soon to characterize it as
tremendously important progress in f.o.m.
>Later Torkel admonishes
>Harvey by saying that one should wait for the result to sink in with
>the experts before pronouncing on its significance.
Well, no. Friedman's original announcement was unexceptionable. My
comments were a response to Simpson's contributions.
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