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Topic:
Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
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Aug 7, 2006 1:30 AM




Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 27, 2006 12:03 PM


Richard Herring wrote: > In message <1153948698.736179.113600@i3g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>, > "mensanator@aol.compost" <mensanator@aol.com> writes > > > >Randy Poe wrote: > >> david petry wrote: > >> > herbzet wrote: > >> > > >> > > I ran a search on your post. I couldn't find the string "Jew" or > >> > > "Jewish" anywhere in the article except for the title, and the > >> > > crossposting to soc.culture.jewish. > >> > > > >> > > 1) What does your article have to do with "Jewish mathematics"? > >> > > >> > As I pointed out in the article, the best explanation I can find for > >> > why we have mysticism in mathematics > >> > >> Where do we have "mysticism in mathematics"? > > > >Don't mathematicians believe in imaginary numbers? > > No. They manipulate symbols which they call "imaginary numbers" when > they need a name for them. Can't you see the difference?
It was a joke. Just as "imaginary" was a joke on the fact that the symbols in question were "not real".
> >  > Richard Herring



