Date: Apr 1, 2013 1:36 PM
Author: David Petry
Subject: Re: Mathematics and the Roots of Postmodern Thought
On Monday, April 1, 2013 2:25:31 AM UTC-7, Dan wrote:
> On Apr 1, 7:20 am, david petry <david_lawrence_pe...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Applied mathematicians know they have to produce something that is of use to the scientists, which does imply that they are taking falsifiability into consideration.
> Real mathematicians do their own thing
Are you suggesting that applied mathematicians are not real mathematicians?
> Scientists take the mathematics given to
> them [...] and use it to build theories
Revisionist history? A huge amount of mathematics was developed by scientists simply because they needed it, and then the mathematicians took it and added their own bells and whistles.