So why is Cantor’s Set Theory still considered flawed?

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Set Theory is the greatest mathematical-logical invention since Leibniz’s functions

Leibniz dreamed of a Characteristica Universalis (a universal formal language that would be used on logical analysis of concepts or on structures of scientific systems) to become a reality, and that’s exactly what Cantor’s Set Theory helps us achieve.

From numbers to functions, syllogisms, or subway train cars in Japan


This is a difficult problem. If you can solve it, then you should be considered a genius.

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The Meaning of “Something to Do With”

Can you prove something on the other side of the planet has absolutely “nothing to do with” you? But in the sense that, let us say, a rock on the other side of the planet doesn’t involve you in any sort of manner? So far, we can’t prove it’s not…


Says Bertrand Russell and Wilhelm Reich (while Leandro Konder offers a second opinion).

All authors quoted by this article: (1) Leandro Konder; (2) Wilhelm Reich; (3) Bertrand Russell. Images from Wikimedia Commons.

Introduction

What does it mean to say: there can only be a psychology of fascism? It means to say that fascism is a pathology and that it is incapable of sustaining itself as a rational, or consistent, philosophy.

This phrase promotes, I would say, a way of underestimating fascism but authors…


And a few good reasons to worry about this porn genre.

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Hentai is a porn genre

In the West, it addresses pornographic pictures, movies, comics, or even games drawn in the Japanese animation style. While in Japan, it’s the word for “pervert,” but commonly used to address “perverse sexual desire.” According to Wikipedia, it’s the Japanese “abbreviation of hentai seiyoku (“sexual perversion”)”.

The most iconic elements…


A very brief introduction to Frege’s philosophy of mathematics.

Bronze bust of Gottlob Frege (1848–1925) by Karl-Heinz Appelt (1940–2013). Image downloaded from Wikimedia Commons and edited by me.

Empirism and Rationalism — The Two Most Important Points of View in the Philosophy of Mathematics

These are the two most basic distinctions in the philosophy of mathematics. So we can roughly say that any philosopher of mathematics has to take a stand on these two currents of thought, and Gottlob Frege (1848–1925) did so. He discussed Mill’s empiricist ideas and Kant’s rationalist ideas about the…


A 4-minute essay on H.G. Wells, Josef Nesvadba, Nietzsche, Marx, and Nick Fury’s ideas about the future of mankind.

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In The Einstein Brain (1960), Josef Nesvadba (1926–2005) describes a future where hard sciences (physics, chemistry and etc.) solved all nature’s mysteries. Because of it, everyone engages in recreational activities to fill their time. Interesting, isn’t it?

But is a world without work a perfect world? For H.G. Wells it…


Is it a science or an art?

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It’s science and it works

You can say a car work when you drive it without trouble, and the same thing applies to a bike or any other sort of vehicle. We can also say a theory in physics works when it helps you describe or even predict some sort of phenomenon. But can we…


Don’t let it be too late to discuss this topic with your loved ones.

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Let’s talk about death

Death is taboo. No one wants (or almost no one) likes to talk about the possibility of dying. It’s not a happy issue but talking about it is very important. It might save you either by preventing it from happening too soon to you or to someone you love.

Plus…


But fighting a little bit more than that…

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A Noble Cause

Recently, the resurgence of fascism in the world became clear to everyone. Bolsonaro rose to power in Brazil, Netanyahu in Israel, and many others, including even Trump in the United States (despite his recent loss, he controls the Republican Party, maintaining firm control of many states and local governments).

Being…


Explaining time dilation.

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Circumstances in nature

There is a thing called “Standard Temperature and Pressure” (STP) which has nothing to do with time dilation but helps us understand how physical phenomenons change depending on the circumstances.

So the conditions agreed as “standard” for temperature and pressure are sea-level atmospheric pressure (1 atm) and 0 Celsius (or…

Alexander Philip Bird

Top-writer in Science. M.A. in Philosophy. And my favorite science fictions are Metropolis and King Kong. alexand3r.bird@gmail.com

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