
Re: Endorsement of Wolfgang Mueckenheim from a pseudoserious nonmathematician
Posted:
Jan 31, 2013 8:53 PM


On Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:39:44 PM UTC8, Virgil wrote: > In article <587156d4e3c848e4b8494ab2924893cd@googlegroups.com>, > > david petry <david_lawrence_petry@yahoo.com> wrote:> > It is eminently reasonable to believe that the purpose of mathematics is to > > > provide a rigorous and practically useful conceptual framework for reasoning > > > quantitatively about real world phenomena. > > > > There are many mathematicians of note, such as G.H. Hardy, > who take quite a different view.
There's a very real difference between mathematics that has no currently known applications, and (pseudo) mathematics that provably can never have applications.

