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Re: WAS-- Re: Hanson 2006, Mortimer, Baeker response
On 6/23/06, Phil Bigelow <email@example.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.
Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?