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lloyd

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Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted: Jul 25, 2006 8:48 PM
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"Robert J. Kolker" <nowhere@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:4inr8bF4n9b8U2@individual.net...
> 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?

>
> P.S. There is no such thing as Jewish mathematics, Jewish physics, Jewish
> geology etc.. Mathematics is objective to the extent once can determine if
> what purports to be a proof really is. The physical sciences are
> corroberated or falsified by objective examination of the real world.
> There is no Jewish aspect to this.
>
> This notion of Jewish X is the stigma of an anti-semite. Are you an
> anti-semite?


Well, this David Petry certainly seems to be a crank.
Unfortunately, certain trends in postmodern thought
have given the kinds of arguments that this David Petry
presented a certain surface plausibility that they would
not otherwise have. Alan Sokal very effectively satirized
this form of pomo, a decade ago, with his witty hoaxing
of the pomo journal, Social Text. Alas, the lessons of
that have apparently not quite sunk in with everyone yet.


>
> Bob Kolker





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