Re: Proposal: 6NF

From: Jan Hidders <>
Date: 20 Oct 2006 02:45:31 -0700
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Keith H Duggar wrote:
> vc wrote:
> > Jan Hidders wrote:
> > > In fact, most mathematicians that I've talked to in my
> > > career on this issue don't agree with you, and those are
> > > not only the mathematicians that happen to work in my
> > > own department.
> >
> > Are you saying that the mathematicians you talked to claim
> > that the closure property under some operation is no
> > longer required for, e.g. a group to be called a group?
> He said absolutely nothing of the kind, idiot.

Please, Keith, there is no need for this. I personally have no reason to doubt the intellectual integrity of VC and can confirm that he is very knowledgeable in certain areas. If you think he is a cheat then you always have the option of not discussing with him. In fact, even if he was, I'd probably still discuss with him if I though it would result in an interesting discussion with interesting points being raised.

As far as I can see his worst crime is that he overestimates his expertise in certain areas and is somewhat reluctant in admitting that other points of view might also be valid. Certain newsgroups would become very empty if you would remove all participants with that attitude. ;-)

  • Jan Hidders
Received on Fri Oct 20 2006 - 11:45:31 CEST

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