In article <44CdnXjhda1zcHXNnZ2dnUVZ_omdnZ2d@giganews.com>, fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote:
> On 1/5/2013 4:32 PM, Virgil wrote: > > But mathematics is NOT a science. Its truths and values are in no way > > dependent on physical experimentation or scientific observations of the > > physical world > > I would actually disagree with this. The meaning of the > word "science" changed significantly in the nineteenth > century as "scientist" became a profession.
Science is ultimately concerned with the behavior of the physical world. Mathematics limits itself to a certain aspects of the mental world. As Einstein remarked: "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality." ~Albert Einstein. --