In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Lester Zick <DontBother@nowhere.net> wrote:
> On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 19:45:24 -0600, Virgil <email@example.com> wrote: > > >Whereas pure math is a set of games, whose starting positions are axiom > >sets, whose legal moves are those of formal logic, and whose successful > >play is to generate and prove from those axioms as much as one can. > > So math is either trivial pursuit or tool and die design but not the > discovery of what's true? Whatever.
Mathematics is very good at relative truth (what would be true if the axioms were known to be true). Since not even Zick has come up with anything better, it will have to do for now.