[FOM] CH and mathematics

joeshipman@aol.com joeshipman at aol.com
Sat Jan 19 17:37:07 EST 2008

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Arnon Avron <aa at tau.ac.il>
>The fact that CH cannot be decided in the strongest
>systems that the overwelming majority of  the mathemaricians
>can claim to have some intuitions about,` casts even stronger
>doubts that CH can be said to have a definite truth value.

I don't see why our inability to know something should cast any doubt 
on its definiteness. That's epistemological arrogance.

We'll very likely never know whether the googolplexth decimal digit of 
pi is even or odd; does that cast doubt on its definiteness?

-- JS
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