FOM: a quote on aversion to set theory

Matthew Frank mfrank at
Thu Jun 8 19:47:02 EDT 2000

The following quote may interest some FOMers (esp. Harvey Friedman):

"My own feeling, subject to revision in the event of a major breakthrough
in set theory, is that if the answer to one's question turns out to depend
on the continuum hypothesis, one should give up and ask a different
question." -- Gerald Folland, Real Analysis (Wiley 1984, 1999), p. 17


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