[FOM] throwing darts at natural numbers (rejoinder to Arnon Avron's reply)

T.Forster@dpmms.cam.ac.uk T.Forster at dpmms.cam.ac.uk
Sat Aug 8 20:42:41 EDT 2009

  I think we are in danger of forgetting that not only do 
most mathematicians-in-the-street not believe AC, most of 
them have no intuitions about it and cannot state it even
roughly, let alone have any idea how to use it.  After all
most mathematicians are applied mathematicians. Ask yourself: 
how many applied people do i know who can correctly state 
AC?  We are a charmed circle!


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