[Marxism] Re: Reply to Les

DoC donaloc at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 27 10:50:32 MDT 2004


Fermat's explicit claim was, that no positive integers exist where x^n +
y^n = z^n
for n>2. My explicit claim is that this is a false assertion, if
infinity is
a positive integer. Those who wish to defend Fermats Last Theorem must
deny
that infinity is a natural number or an integer, with the consequences
that
has for mathematics.

Infinity (that symbol) is not a positive integer. However the set of
positive integers is infinite. If infinity was in the integers, then
Fermat's Theorem on the non-existence of infinite descending sets of the
positive integers would be wrong. (Take for example infinity, infinity
minus one, infinity minus two...)

Sin e,
DoC




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