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comment What's the point of spectra?
@DmitriPavlov Interesting, thanks for pointing that out!
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comment What are $E_\infty$-rings?
@user40276 -- Right, exactly. (Although you'll actually want (at least) two total of suspensions on your source or loops on your target to deduce that this hom-set is an abelian group.)
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comment What are $E_\infty$-rings?
@user40276 Ah, you're pointing out that spectra are all abelian ($\infty$-)group objects? Yes, certainly "$E_\infty$-algebras" in an arbitrary setting needn't be ring-objects in any sense (take the simplest example: sets!), but I think the term "$E_\infty$-ring" only refers to "$E_\infty$-ring spectrum".
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comment What are $E_\infty$-rings?
@user40276 -- sorry, I don't quite understand your comment. Could you elaborate? $E_\infty$-rings are commutative monoids in Spectra under the smash product, just as commutative rings are commutative monoids in AbGrp under the tensor product.
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revised What are $E_\infty$-rings?
addendum on dg-algebras, simplicial commutative rings, and E_\infty-ring spectra
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comment Refining homotopy commutative maps of spectra to maps of E_{\infty}-ring spectra
The map $MU \to BP$ is a complex orientation, but it's known that it can't be $E$-almost anything. (It's a big open problem whether $BP$ admits an $E_\infty$-structure at all, but even if this exists it won't be compatible with its complex orientation.)
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comment Kan fibrations and surjectivity
Perhaps, if you embed ssets into augmented ssets. Anyways, no matter how you slice it I feel like this is mostly a matter of convention -- although I do like your observation in the comments on the question to which you linked.
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comment Kan fibrations and surjectivity
Well, I'd argue that it's certainly defined, exactly as how all the other horns are -- it's just that it's empty!
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comment What's the point of spectra?
Thanks Cary! If you work with infinite CW complexes, though, I think this becomes alright again. A phantom map is a nontrivial map which can't be seen by any finite CW complexes.