Date: Apr 1, 2013 11:52 AM
Author: dan.ms.chaos@gmail.com
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought
On Apr 1, 6:34 pm, Frederick Williams <freddywilli...@btinternet.com>

wrote:

> Dan wrote:

> > While we can use thought experiments to reason about the physical

> > world, my point is that mathematics is 'the domain of thought' , and

> > as such , the only kind of experiment you can have in mathematics is a

> > 'thought experiment' . Falsifiability in mathematics is a category

> > error .

>

> What about Lakatos's Proofs and Refutations?

>

> --

> When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by

> this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.

> Jonathan Swift: Thoughts on Various Subjects, Moral and Diverting

Nice point .Even as we may use, and encourage such games in developing

mathematics , the final result is true, ergo free from falsifiability,

ergo , correct. Physical theories, as we know them , have no 'endgame'

where they become "true" , non-falsifiable .

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single

experiment can prove me wrong." - Albert Einstein