>Lester Zick wrote: >... >> The demonstration of theorems through syllogistic inference is not >> faith based but the choice of axiomatic assumptions is because the >> only choice is whether one believes them or not. Notice once more the >> title of this thread. >... > >Do you really think belief or not is the only choice one can make about >axioms?
No I don't but those who use syllogistic inference to establish the truth of theorems with respect to axioms have no other choice.
>Personally, I prefer "Should I use this set of axioms for purpose X?" >but I'm sure other people have other choices they make about axioms.
None of which rest on the demonstrated truth of axioms. Consequently they rest on belief and assumptions of truth.
By the way, Patricia, with respect to convincing people of the truth I believe it was Max Planck who said that in general people can't be convinced; eventually people just die and new ideas take their place.