On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 17:31:41 -0600, Virgil <email@example.com> wrote:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > Lester Zick <DontBother@nowhere.net> wrote: > >> >Modern mathematicians are at, least subliminally, aware that their >> >conclusions all rest on assumptions/axioms which ultimately cannot be >> >demonstrated in any absolute sense, though they seldom bother to be >> >explicit about what assumptions their axiom system actually makes. >> >> Nor are modern mathematikers particularly shy about defining spheres >> and calling them circles then complaining no end when they're called >> on it. > >Does Zick assert any sort of similarity between mathematicians and his >"mathematikers"?
None whatsoever. The former shy away from assumptions of truth. The latter don't.