December 02, 2023
ordinary language, formal language, actual infinite, dense order, infinite regress
In the primary and secondary literature of physics, an ordinary language is used that is not compatible with some of the mathematical assumptions of physical theories, nor with most of the equations with which these theories are constructed. I denounce here, with numerous examples, this logical abuse between the formal and the ordinary language of physics. And the question arises what would happen if physicists forced themselves to maintain the necessary consistency between what they say and what they should say according to the mathematical (infinitist) foundations of their theories.