MemberNovember 26, 2020 at 8:06 pm
And this is the man everyone should have been listening to over Cantor back in the late 1800’s, but the scientific consensus at the time led to the belief that our universe was endless in nature, so Cantor won out. Cantor attempted to extend our manmade numbering system out to the ends of a hypothetical “infinite” universe, without understanding what infinity meant to reality. There is no difference logically between 1,2 and 2,3. It’s just redundant logic. Leopold called bullshit on Cantor, but no one was willing to listen. Leopold was grounded in reality, Cantor was dabbling in assumptions and scientific beliefs. Leopold recognized that numbers were an invention of man. We’ve been applying that Cantor reality to the universe ever since, while Leopold slipped into obscurity, only known by those in mathematics. Cantor is pop culture.
Leopold Kronecker (German: [ˈkʁoːnɛkɐ]; 7 December 1823 – 29 December 1891) was a German mathematician who worked on number theory, algebra and logic. He criticized Georg Cantor‘s work on set theory, and was quoted by Weber (1893) as having said, “<i lang=”de” title=”German language text”>Die ganzen Zahlen hat der liebe Gott gemacht, alles andere ist Menschenwerk” (“God made the integers, all else is the work of man”).<sup></sup> Kronecker was a student and lifelong friend of Ernst Kummer.