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Topic: For the readers of WM: Resources on empirical time to consider as
a foundation for mathematics

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Scott Berg

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Re: For the readers of WM: Resources on empirical time to consider as a foundation for mathematics
Posted: Mar 21, 2013 9:26 AM
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"fom" <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote in message
> On 3/20/2013 4:36 PM, AMeiwes wrote:
>> "fom" <fomJUNK@nyms.net> wrote in message
>> news:wIydnYEnbJNc-dTMnZ2dnUVZ_sqdnZ2d@giganews.com...

>>> In the post,
>>> news://news.giganews.com:119/ce55c74c-8c92-44d2-8e96-86e487e1549e@y9g2000vbb.googlegroups.com
>>> WM has made the remarks,
>>> "This is deplorable because mathematic
>>> like no other part of "arts"depends on
>>> physics."

>> wrong => math is not art. physics depends on math.

> In fairness, the reference to "art" here involves the
> distinction between the convocation of Masters of Arts
> degrees and Masters of Science degrees in the system
> of higher education. That, however, is irrelevant to
> what is meant in relation to the relative logical
> priority between mathematics and physics.

..... so what does "relevant relative logical priority" actually mean?

>>> "Reality is the ultimate arbiter since
>>> mathematics has been abstracted from
>>> reality."

>> circular thinking since one is thinking in circles.

> I, personally, have no problem with circularity.
> At issue, however, is the correctness of its application,
> and "thinking in circles" is disqualified.

if disqualification leads to disagreement, I agree

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