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Topic: Creative Math. on Zim Mathematics Web Site
Replies: 40   Last Post: Mar 8, 2003 12:15 PM

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 Jack Jersawitz Posts: 100 Registered: 12/8/04
Math and the dangerous Mr. Zim Olsen
Posted: Aug 14, 1999 6:26 PM

On 12 Aug 99, Zim Olson wrote re. I see wholes in all Mathematical
theory also:

Mr. Olsen,
Unlike fellows like me, known for sharp words and sharp tone, Mr.
Newton Liebniz was gently trying to suggest you do some more study
because creativity in math has nothing to do with the free wheeling
impressionist stuff you purvey. Rather that creativity is the
implementation, and on occasion, development of mathematical concepts
to tease out the facts of the concrete reality of the universe in
which we exist.
Just as the anti-evolutionists assert, there are in fact "holes"
in all science since all we know at any one historical point is only
that which we have discovered or teased out up till now. Our knowledge
is neccesarily limited because in historical time we are limited and
as well all reality is constantly in motion and developing. But our
science benefits from our mistakes because of a function of thinking
called the negation of the negation, i.e., by making mistakes we
approach closer to the truth of the real, albeit, changing universe.
In math, the negation of the negation is the conceptual idea, an idea
all too many math teachers don't even think about much less express,
when they teach mechanically that a minus times a minus equals a plus.
Mr. Liebniz was gently trying to tell you that it is nice that you
want to discover and learn things about math and math instruction.
Nonetheless he was telling you also, much more politely then this my
response because of your offhand dismissal of Mr. Liebniz, that you
need to do a great deal of work instead of just mouthing off with
An example is your assertion that mathematics is based on time or
some axiom of such. Pity you hadn't really thought about it because
all things are based in time insofar as time is nothing more, nor
less, than energy/matter in motion, which is all.
And, anybody that knows anything, would not possibly misspell the
name Mr. Newton Liebniz has taken after that of the great and early
physicist.

Jack Jersawitz

> Dear Leniz/Newton: I see holes in all Mathematical theories as
well.
> Sometimes you just have to engage your brain a little bit. (See my
> comments on the axiom of time, on which Mathematics is based). This
> mathematics is just my response to the many holes I see in

Mathematics
> taught in schools. Thank you for your feed back, however, I really
> appreciate them.
>
> Zim Olson, BS, MAA member.
>

Date Subject Author
8/12/99 Zim Olson
8/12/99 Newton Leibniz
8/12/99 Zim Olson
8/14/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/15/99 Victor Steinbok
8/15/99 Newton Leibniz
8/15/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/15/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/15/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/14/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/16/99 Zim Olson
8/16/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/17/99 Newton Leibniz
8/17/99 Zim Olson
8/17/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/17/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/17/99 Victor Steinbok
8/17/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/17/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/19/99 Newton Leibniz
8/19/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/28/99 Newton Liebniz
8/28/99 Newton Leibnitz
8/29/99 Jack Jersawitz
8/29/99 Jack Jersawitz
3/8/03 xfly
8/17/99 Victor Steinbok
12/15/02 Zim Olson
8/16/99 Zim Olson
8/27/99 Kirby Urner
8/28/99 Zim Olson
9/13/00 wil
9/14/00 Zim Olson
9/24/00 wil
9/24/00 Zim Olson
9/30/00 Zim Olson
9/30/00 Jack Jersawitz
10/8/00 Zim Olson
12/15/02 Zim Olson
1/17/03 Zim Olson