Lyle Burkhead (
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 02:56:32 -0500 (EST)

Randall Holmes writes,

>The line between the objects that exist and the objects
>which do not is easy to draw; everything is on one side of it.

Of course!!!!! Why didn't I think of that?

Roger Jones writes,

>I would have liked to have seen in an attack on A-platonism
>some hint of a rational argument.

I don't know how seriously de Bruijn intended his remarks to be
taken; he can speak for himself if he thinks this is worth
pursuing. My message was intended to be more playful than
rational. I don't think Platonism (or any other such ism) can be
proved or refuted. M. C. Escher's impossible buildings exist -- all
objects exist, how could they not? -- but in another sense they
don't exist, obviously. I don't care one way or the other, and I
don't see the relevance to QED.


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