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




Re: Skepticism, mysticism, Jewish mathematics
Posted:
Jul 27, 2006 1:02 PM


In message <1154016227.754191.109020@i42g2000cwa.googlegroups.com>, "mensanator@aol.compost" <mensanator@aol.com> writes > >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". > Sorry, I lost track of who I was replying to ;)
 Richard Herring



