Date: Jan 6, 2013 2:33 AM
Author: fom
Subject: Re: The Distinguishability argument of the Reals.

On 1/6/2013 12:20 AM, Virgil wrote:
> In article <44CdnXjhda1zcHXNnZ2dnUVZ_omdnZ2d@giganews.com>,
> fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote:
>

>> On 1/5/2013 4:32 PM, Virgil wrote:
>>> But mathematics is NOT a science. Its truths and values are in no way
>>> dependent on physical experimentation or scientific observations of the
>>> physical world

>>
>> I would actually disagree with this. The meaning of the
>> word "science" changed significantly in the nineteenth
>> century as "scientist" became a profession.

>
> Science is ultimately concerned with the behavior of the physical world.
> Mathematics limits itself to a certain aspects of the mental world.
> As Einstein remarked:
> "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they
> are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they
> do not refer to reality." ~Albert Einstein.
>


Science is concerned with objective
knowledge.

Physicalism need not be materialistic.

Einstein was a Kantian. Check at plato.stanford.edu.

That quote need not be interpreted the way you
intend it to be interpreted.