On Sun, 23 Jul 2006 17:01:45 -0600, Virgil <email@example.com> wrote:
>In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > Lester Zick <DontBother@nowhere.net> wrote: > >> On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 19:14:48 -0600, Virgil <email@example.com> wrote: >> > >> >> Mathematikers pretty much assume the truth of whatever they want. It's >> >> the stock in trade of faith based mathematics. What they cannot do >> >> however is demonstrate the truth of their assumptions. >> > >> >Which makes Zick lead mathematiker. >> >> Only to the extent I don't rely on tautological inference and rely >> instead on assumptions of truth and syllogistic inference do I come >> anywhere close to your own looney-tune vision of faith based math. > >As what Zick claims he does is precisely what mathematicians actually >do, he is admitting that what he himself does is precisely that looney >tune vision based on faith.