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Academically, I am the great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandchild of Isaac Newton.

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Jun 26 |
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Ultrafilters and automorphisms of the complex field
I agree that the 7 day limit is also very silly ... |

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Ultrafilters and automorphisms of the complex field
The bounty is NOT added because the question has not received enough attention. The obvious reason "An answer to this question deserves a reward" is not included among the permissible reasons for starting a bounty. Also why only allow a maximum bounty of only 500 points? |

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Are the two meanings of “undecidable” related?
Better to be a platonist ... |

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Are the two meanings of “undecidable” related?
@ Joel: your disagreement with Noah seems to based on whether you use extensional or intensional definitions of sets of natural numbers. Your example clearly uses an intensional definition and could be simplified as follows: Let X be an undecidable set of natural numbers and let Y be a decidable set of natural numbers. Let Z be X if ZFC is consistent and Y if ZFC is inconsistent. Then the decidability of Z is independent of ZFC. |

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Interpretability and consistency strength
This is not true in general since it would imply that any two consistent theories were mutually interpretable. However, the complete theory of the field of real numbers cannot be interpreted in the complete theory of the complex field. |

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