On 1/6/2013 12:20 AM, Virgil wrote: > In article <44CdnXjhda1zcHXNnZ2dnUVZ_omdnZ2d@giganews.com>, > fom <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote: > >> On 1/5/2013 4:32 PM, Virgil wrote: >>> But mathematics is NOT a science. Its truths and values are in no way >>> dependent on physical experimentation or scientific observations of the >>> physical world >> >> I would actually disagree with this. The meaning of the >> word "science" changed significantly in the nineteenth >> century as "scientist" became a profession. > > Science is ultimately concerned with the behavior of the physical world. > Mathematics limits itself to a certain aspects of the mental world. > As Einstein remarked: > "As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they > are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they > do not refer to reality." ~Albert Einstein. >
Science is concerned with objective knowledge.
Physicalism need not be materialistic.
Einstein was a Kantian. Check at plato.stanford.edu.
That quote need not be interpreted the way you intend it to be interpreted.