
Re: Mainstream Mathematics?
Posted:
Jun 11, 2013 5:51 PM


On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 2:22:42 PM UTC7, Norbert_Paul wrote: > Zeit Geist wrote: > > > On Tuesday, June 11, 2013 1:57:57 PM UTC7, Norbert_Paul wrote: > > >> Just a question. > > >> > > >> > > >> > > >> Is there any classical mainstream mathematician hanging > > >> > > >> around in this newsgroup? I am new to this channel and the > > >> > > >> postings here are, er..., quite special. Also my killlist > > >> > > >> is about to spill over. > > >> > > > > > > There are a few. I would say I'm an amateur mainstream > > > mathematician. And there are much better ones here. > > > > > > What areas are you interested in? > > > > My main topic of interest is topology. > > Acutally I one question comes into my mind: > > Why can the fact that > > "Topology covers catergorical statements > > that are true or wrong" > > make topology unsuitable for spatial > > data modelling? > > That quotation is an actual reviewer's > > objection against a research proposal which > > was then rejected.
Does that statement imply that Topology cannot be used as a foundation for Spatial Data Modelling?
If so, why?
Because it "makes categorical statements that are true or wrong"?
True in what context? What does it mean for a statement to be wrong?
ZG

