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Re: WAS-- Re: Hanson 2006, Mortimer, Baeker response

On 6/23/06, Phil Bigelow <bigelowp@juno.com> wrote:

The construction, testing, and potential falsification of mathematical theorems and mathematical proofs follows the scientific method, so I don't see why it isn't a science, too.

Except theorems aren't constructed, tested and falsified that way. A theorem isn't a best explanation of data; it's something that's, given the axioms, is *true*.

You may note that mathematics way predates the scientific method.

Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?