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The transfinite cardinals

From the LabLit science verse series

Peter Roberts 7 October 2012

www.lablit.com/article/741

beyond the reach of normal minds,
in immensities of many kinds,
cantor found that endlessness
comes in many sizes.

others went where cantor led,
later, after he was dead;
& some, who went beyond in depth,
discovered some surprises:

after countable infinities,
are there intermediaries
before the great continuum?
is there nothing in between?
or is there some vast plenum?
– it cannot be decided.

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