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34 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 10 January 2008 06:58AM

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Comment author: komponisto2 10 January 2008 11:14:12PM 1 point [-]

Eliezer:

I should mention that I'm also an infinite set atheist.

You've mentioned this before, and I have always wondered: what does this mean? Does it mean that you don't believe there are any infinite sets? If so, then you have to believe that a mathematician who claims the contrary (and gives the standard proof) is making a mistake somewhere. What is it?

Frankly, even if you actually are a finitist (which I find hard to imagine), it doesn't seem relevant to this disucssion: every argument you have presented could equally well have been given by someone who accepts standard mathematics, including the existence of infinite sets.