In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lester Zick <DontBother@nowhere.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Jul 2006 18:44:00 -0300, "Shmuel (Seymour J.) Metz" > <email@example.com> wrote: > > >In <firstname.lastname@example.org>, on 07/13/2006 > > at 10:15 AM, lDontBother@nowhere.net said: > > > >>Isn't everyone? > > > >No, only the fools. > > > >>The only reason for axioms is that people are too lazy > >>or stupid to demonstrate the truth of their assumptions. > > You seem to have picked up an isolated comment of mine. > > >ROTF,LMAO! You can't prove *anything* without assumptions. > > > >*PLONK* > > Well certainly you can't prove anything true with assumptions of > truth. I guess that means you can't prove much of anything > mathematically or otherwised except consistency with your assumptions > of truth.
If one assumes that there are self evident truths, one has started with an assumption, and if one doesn't, then one must start by assuming something else.