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Osher Doctorow Ph.D.

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Registered: 3/10/07
Regarding "Non-Historical" Posts
Posted: Mar 11, 2009 10:14 AM
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>From Osher Doctorow

The List-Owner has now cautioned me, but in a Civil (as opposed to an Uncivil) manner, and privately rather than via Exhibitionism or Acting Out By Leaving or failing to explain or failing to consider both sides of an issue so to speak.

My recent posts were lacking in overt mention of Mathematics History and in overt relating of issues to Mathematics History, and for that I take responsibility for those errors and will attempt to not repeat them. I did think that Readers would understand how the issues were related to Mathematics History in an "underlying" manner, but it is definitely wiser to make things overt rather than assume such things.

Several members of this Math-History-List have left (no, I'm not leaving unless I'm thrown off, although I will undoubtedly be thrown off if I persist in failing to explicitly relate my posts to Mathematics History), some without explanation, others with bizarre expanations which in my view raises questions about how far mathematical "detachment" goes not to mention mathematical "teaching", and some have remained with expressions of anger either publicly or privately, not to mention those who have not gotten involved in the "exodus". The Owner of math-history-list was able to state his objections privately and succinctly and unemotionally, whether or not he considered both sides of the issue(s). That is a Good thing in my opinion for mathematics history, which each of us makes even in the absence of forums, for better or for worse.

Best Regards,

Osher Doctorow

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