In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Herman Rubin) wrote:
> >Thus one's answer to which is more fundamental is biased towards the > >one dearer to one's heart. > > Which is more fundamental depends on which can be understood > without reference to the other, and which helps to understand > the other. Knowing how to calculate using strings of decimal > digits is of little, if any, help in mathematics.
Not knowing how, at least in theory, is liable to be one hellish handicap to becoming a mathematician of any sort.