GS Chandy
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Re: all of math is just addition and multiplication
Posted:
Jun 8, 2013 12:53 PM


Michael de Villiers posted Jun 6, 2013 2:13 PM (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9131058): > > Apart from geometry not fitting the premise of the > original poster, it would also seem that mathematics > is simply equated to 'computation'. Many > mathematicians would take issue with such a view of > mathematics. > You're entirely correct. In my post dt. Jun 8, 2013 11:44 AM (http://mathforum.org/kb/message.jspa?messageID=9131899), I had observed that the 'computational theory of human thought processes' is not valid (in my opinion). This leads to the contention that the human understanding of math is not simply 'computational' (though it does seem to 'start with' some computational exercises).
GSC

