On 3/15/2013 6:28 PM, david petry wrote: > On Friday, March 15, 2013 6:18:08 AM UTC-7, Jesse F. Hughes wrote: > >> I assumed that this relationship between "falsifiability" and >> mathematics allowed one to distinguish non-mathematical claims from >> mathematical claims. If not, what role does falsifiability play? In >> science, it distinguishes scientific hypotheses from non-scientific. > > Yes, exactly, I'm suggesting it would be reasonable to have > falsifiability play the same role in mathematics that it plays > in science. Why do I need to keep repeating that for you? >
For all of us.
One problem is that you have not expressed that in a way which is applicable to the context of performing mathematics -- of actually making assertions involving mathematical entities such as numbers and proving the assertions made.
That is, in part, what Jesse is asking of you. And, he is asking that you explain to the point where he can implement it on a particular problem on his own.
I left you an example of how Markov managed it in another post.
It is not enough to say that something should be different from how it is. One must offer a working method that can replace the method being rejected through criticism.