by **Combinatorialist** » Sun May 20, 2012 7:45 pm

Sandwiches wrote:

Oooooh, I feel like I should correct him

but uh yeah I don't know anything. Do you know something? Do you know, for instance, know all discrete maths ever? Zach seemed to act like it appeared in set theory?

Everyone in this thread has been acting like for reals does at least exist in discrete maths, you are an outlier. I don't know if you are the valiant outsider, exposing our hypocrisies and putting us to shame or if you are a weirdo freakazoid who smells weird.

I have a PhD in discrete math, so yeah, I do know a lot about it. Maybe some people have taken a class called "Discrete Math" and talked about the reals, but they don't belong there. Maybe Zach saw set theory, Cantor's Diagonal Proof, something like that in the class. I like the comics and thought it was odd that Zach would make a mistake like that, so I mentioned it to see what other people thought about it. Relax.

[quote="Sandwiches"]

Oooooh, I feel like I should correct him

but uh yeah I don't know anything. Do you know something? Do you know, for instance, know all discrete maths ever? Zach seemed to act like it appeared in set theory?

Everyone in this thread has been acting like for reals does at least exist in discrete maths, you are an outlier. I don't know if you are the valiant outsider, exposing our hypocrisies and putting us to shame or if you are a weirdo freakazoid who smells weird.[/quote]

I have a PhD in discrete math, so yeah, I do know a lot about it. Maybe some people have taken a class called "Discrete Math" and talked about the reals, but they don't belong there. Maybe Zach saw set theory, Cantor's Diagonal Proof, something like that in the class. I like the comics and thought it was odd that Zach would make a mistake like that, so I mentioned it to see what other people thought about it. Relax.