Date: Jan 6, 2013 10:37 AM
Author: fom
Subject: Re: The Distinguishability argument of the Reals.

On 1/6/2013 1:42 AM, Virgil wrote:
> In article <x96dnZCwBZhAtXTNnZ2dnUVZ_uSdnZ2d@giganews.com>,
> fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote:
>

>> 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.

>
> No quote need be interpreted the way its quoter intended.
>


Quite true.