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Topic: Matheology § 300
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Re: Matheology � 300
Posted: Jul 16, 2013 3:40 PM
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In article <>, wrote:

> On Monday, 15 July 2013 08:58:19 UTC+2, Virgil wrote:
> > Math is not a science at all.
> That's why some mathematicians become master of science?

By that argument, mathematics must also be a philosophy as many
mathematicians become doctors of philosophy.

> (But what you call mathematics, in fact has nothing to
> do with scientific thinking.)

Right! Mathematics is not a science and will not be a science until its
theorems can all be proven by physical experiment.

Which will never happen!

The Pythagorean theorem, for example, has over one hundred different
proofs, even one by a previous President of the USA, US Grant, but
absolutely none of those proofs rely on any way on any physical

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