On 3/20/2013 4:36 PM, AMeiwes wrote: > "fom" <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote in message > news:wIydnYEnbJNc-dTMnZ2dnUVZ_sqdnZ2d@giganews.com... >> >> In the post, >> >> news://news.giganews.com:email@example.com >> >> WM has made the remarks, >> >> "This is deplorable because mathematic >> like no other part of "arts"depends on >> physics." > > wrong => math is not art. physics depends on math. >
In fairness, the reference to "art" here involves the distinction between the convocation of Masters of Arts degrees and Masters of Science degrees in the system of higher education. That, however, is irrelevant to what is meant in relation to the relative logical priority between mathematics and physics.
> >> "Reality is the ultimate arbiter since >> mathematics has been abstracted from >> reality." > > circular thinking since one is thinking in circles. >
I, personally, have no problem with circularity. At issue, however, is the correctness of its application, and "thinking in circles" is disqualified.