On Nov 2, 2012, at 6:05 PM, kirby urner <email@example.com> wrote:
> To this day, there's a sense among mathematicians (many of them) that > "arithmetic" as we call it is a vocational skill that, if not > orthogonal to mathematics, is certainly not its essential core.
No there isn't. Lou is the first I have met. Even Devlin is firmly in the times-tables camp. I so often must remind you about exaggeration.