From Walter Felscher: >Based on this and on the experience of teaching for decades at >universities, >I see ABSOLUTELY NO reason to mention, much less to teach, induction to >schoolchildren or to university students not aiming to become >mathematicians or theoretical physicists.
Why limit what we teach based on what our students are going to be? Doesn't that limit the students' choices of what they can be?
Secondly, induction is essential for computer scientists whom you left off the list. I assume that there are other professions that are not on the list that you should also include.
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