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  • Andy

    November 26, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    To Cantor, his mathematical views were intrinsically linked to their philosophical and theological implications – he identified the Absolute Infinite with God,<sup>[72]</sup> and he considered his work on transfinite numbers to have been directly communicated to him by God, who had chosen Cantor to reveal them to the world.<sup>[5]</sup><div>
    </div><div>I’m not suggesting what Cantor did was useless nonsense. In the world of mathematics I’m sure sets are very useful, and possibly useful in other areas of science, but there is no such thing as “absolute infinity”. The only thing science needs for a basic understanding of the universe is 0, 1, infinity, and finite. There is nothing else beyond |1|. The universe cannot count, human beings do that. Cantor pushed numbers into the realm of pseudoscience, religion, and metaphysics. </div>