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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 25, 2006 8:48 PM


david petry wrote:
> Is there any reason to be skeptical about modern mathematics? Is it > possible that modern mathematics is culturally biased? Is it possible > that there is an element of fraud in modern mathematics? Has > mathematics become clever argumentation with no concrete content?
Mathematics done abstractly in a purely formal manner has zero empirical content. The only way a mathematical structure acquires empirical content is to be mapped onto the real world in some fashion. This is not rocket science.
Bob Kolker



