User talk:Komponisto

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Hi, welcome to the LessWrong Wiki, and thanks for your edit to the Emotion page. Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything, and feel free to email if that doesn't work. -- Ciphergoth (Talk) 13:37, 7 April 2009

ISA != finitism

Re: your edit of the Infinite Set Atheism article, what I wrote didn't imply that ISA = finitism, only that finitism is a variety of ISA. Tyrrell McAllister 02:45, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

I wanted to emphasize the difference between Yudkowsky's stated position on the one hand, and Kroneckerian skepticism, or the views of Doron Zeilberger, on the other. Otherwise one can too easily get the impression that Eliezer has some kind of important disagreement with the mainstream mathematical community, whereas in fact mathematicians who work with infinite sets can very easily share his view. (Mathematicians generally aren't in the business of making claims about physics, at least on the object-level.)

In general, I can be counted on to vigorously oppose any suggestion that this community is, or should be, a bastion of finitism. --Komponisto 13:50, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Good point. I see the distinction now, and it is an important one. Tyrrell McAllister 22:08, 1 May 2011 (UTC)