FOM: re: Torkel Franzen

Kanovei kanovei at
Fri Nov 21 09:41:22 EST 1997

>From: Torkel Franzen <torkel at>
>I have seen category theory enthusiasts (not
>Colin) wax quite unrealistically enthusiastic, talking as though
>the ordinary extensional view of functions as graphs had now been
>revealed to be a complicated construct based on this or that
>construction in category theory. 

Once I read in Plinius, who prosecuted early christians in 2AD, 
that the most stubborn members of the sect were usually "stupid women". 

>But then, who knows, maybe
>the next generation will in fact base their understanding on these

Take it easy.

-- Vladimir

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