Back on BMS ep. 229, Bob invited Steve Patterson back to the show to discuss Riemann’s Rearrangement Theorem, which was such a counterintuitive result that Bob changed his mind and agreed with Steve that mathematicians had smuggled nonsense into their field. Math PhD Ian Deters now joins Bob to defend the use of infinity in higher mathematics.
Mentioned in the Episode and Other Links of Interest:
- The YouTube version of this interview (with mathematical images overlaid).
- The BMS ep 229 featuring Steve Patterson’s critique of infinity.
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