On Jul 8, 2013, at 11:33 AM, Joe Niederberger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> By your argument, there are people who walk around with fairly complete knowledge of propositional logic as a system, that just came to them naturally. And of all the other dozens of logics as well. Ha!
I have always assumed that people that get things, get more of the things themselves than the things that are given to them. In other words, if you teach me to fish, I fish. The majority of my knowledge of mathematics, the conclusions, the theorems, etc, I discovered/invented/created on my own, but not in a vacuum. Not without the starter bits and pieces given to me along the way. And I created a many of my own starter bits and pieces. I understand that some people take on mathematics in a very different way, like reading a good book. They leave it to the author to tell the story to them. I am not one of those people. I have always been filled with anticipation in these subjects.