The concept of mathematical viruses is due to David Hestenes in his paper Mathematical Viruses in “Clifford Algebras and their Applications in Mathematical Physics” edited by A. Micali, R. Boudet and H. Helmstetter (1992). He defines mathematical viruses as preconceptions about the structure, function or method of mathematics which impairs one’s ability to do mathematics. Our endorsing of his concept is not an endorsement of his judgment identifying viruses. We shall speak here of the viruses which affect the understanding of Cartan’s and Kähler’s work.
Jose Vargas and Doug Torr will make every effort to respond to questions on their papers and the subject of Cartan-Kähler Unification.