On Jun 18, 2013, at 7:26 PM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I don't care who the ghost is. I don't care how you finally got to the curves you did. I care about how you recognized that this was a proof that e^pi is greater than pi^e. I care about your sense of certainty and process of justification. That is mathematics.
I want to add one thing here. Although I wasn't speaking to the ghost in the machine (thanks for the phrase by the way). I do believe strongly that this ghost cannot exist without a strong sense of justification. I am not saying that the ghost is the sense of justification but it is somehow derived of it.