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 <> 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.