Any decent physicist or mathematician will you that maths is just a tool.. and that's what it really is..
Absolutely correct But...
generally you become a decent physicist or mathematician after doing a PhD . School College graduates do not think this way.
i don't think any serious intellectual will argue that maths and science are all there is..
Actually you are wrong there..
serious intellectual - difficult to find one these days. Do let me know if you happen to know someone.
Now, talking about absolute truth...
firstly- we don't know if there is an absolute truth.. at least that's what quantum mechanics suggest..
secondly- if there is an absolute truth, we have no way of knowing it as of now.. maybe in the future we will..
thirdly- it could be the case that maths is indeed the absolute truth.. we just dont know..
Absolutely correct. Its just that school and college students don't know any of these three points. They think there is an absolute truth. they believe maths and science are the paths to absolute truth.
what we are discussing here is just that what's the correct way to teach science and maths so that all students turn out be like you .
so when we have no idea what the absolute truth is.. the only thing
we are left to work with is the world we live in.. and that's what
naturalism does.. you try to explain phenomena by already known
variables..but every now and then we observe a new phenomena which we
cant be explain using our existing theories..in such a situation either
we can make more theories or we need more assumptions..
No comments. too complicated for me
I don't think its the job of a mathematician to take care how his work is interpreted in general public.. sincerely because even they don't know what the truth is.. the best he can say is.. here is the theory and it works (or not)..
Seriously ??? if all mathematicians start thinking this way then I guess we should stop teaching maths and science altogether. the deserving would automatically be attracted to it and will become a scientist or a mathematician. Others can just enjoy the fruits of their research .
the point the article makes about euclid, might be true.. but it is
really matter?? i mean anyone could have done what he did.. the
important thing here is that someone did it.. nd maths doesnt care who
did it.. us mortals do.. but thats a problem with us.. not with the
yeah . you are right here. the problem is with mortals and not maths. So whats your solution here? changing the DNA of mortals to solve this problem ??? . Mine would be to change the way maths and science are taught. But what Do I know. After all , I am a mere Mortal.
questions welcome ..