Date: Apr 5, 2013 8:07 PM
Author: namducnguyen
Subject: Re: Matheology § 224
On 05/04/2013 5:49 PM, Nam Nguyen wrote:

> On 05/04/2013 5:40 PM, fom wrote:

>> On 4/5/2013 6:33 PM, Nam Nguyen wrote:

>>> On 05/04/2013 5:24 PM, fom wrote:

>>>> On 4/5/2013 3:52 PM, WM wrote:

>>>>

>>>>> Do you reject mathematics in favour of matheology?

>>>>

>>>> The only theology here is to be found in WM's theocracy of one.

>>>

>>> There exists such a thing as a mathematical theology: the mathematical

>>> concept of the natural numbers, as "the standard structure" for the

>>> language of arithmetic.

>>>

>>

>> If I prefer set theory as a foundation,

>> Skolem's religion has no meaning for

>> me.

>

> In so far as a _perceived_ language structure would enable

> us to interpret the concept of the natural numbers, such

> a perception is a theology; in it, there are 2 offshoot

> theologies which we'll _forever_ (i.e. even in principle of

> logic) struggle to choose for acceptance:

>

> - cGC being true

> - ~cGC being true.

>

>>

>> Strange theology.

>

> Say no more: Indeed it is strange.

Remember the famous "God made the natural numbers; all else is the

work of man."?

Somehow - after Godel - we've acted as if we had "made" the naturals,

knowing what they exactly be!

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