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My "understanding" of category theory is extremely shallow, but that's exactly why I think my proposal makes sense. It is the kind of thing that everybody ignores for decades precisely because it's transparently obvious, like a fish that doesn't understand water.

Here is the statement:

The meaning of no category is every category.

reference: https://terrytao.wordpress.com/2008/02/05/the-blue-eyed-isla...

This was already understood by everybody in the field, no doubt. It's just that somebody has to actually say it to someone else in order for the symmetry to break. The link above has the exact description of this, from Terence Tao.




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