contradictions of rationality
david.welch at SPAMst-edmund-hall.oxford.ac.uk
Sat Feb 17 14:28:06 MST 2001
On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Louis Proyect wrote:
> Another thing that came up in last night's math class is how certain terms
> have a social origin. For example, irrational numbers (like pi, or 22/7)
> are not "well behaved" and "predictable" like rational numbers.
End discrimination of the rationally-challenged numbers! For a united
socialist federation of the reals and hyperreals! Uphold proletarian
mathematics, down with bourgeois mathematics!
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