In article <x96dnZCwBZhAtXTNnZ2dnUVZ_uSdnZ2d@giganews.com>, fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote:
> On 1/6/2013 12:20 AM, Virgil wrote: > > 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. > > > > Science is concerned with objective > knowledge. > > Physicalism need not be materialistic. > > Einstein was a Kantian. Check at plato.stanford.edu. > > That quote need not be interpreted the way you > intend it to be interpreted.
No quote need be interpreted the way its quoter intended. --