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Joe_F Amazing Grace verse (23) RE: Amazing Grace verse 29 Mar 21


I've always liked the "we've been there ten thousand years" verse because it captures precisely the notion of an infinite set, which was long deemed absurd by many mathematicians: that it contained proper subsets that were as big as the set. Georg Cantor (who would probably have not felt at home in a Christian hymn) developed his theory of such sets starting with just that characteristic.


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