From: Marc Geddes (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Aug 13 2004 - 01:58:46 MDT
--- Paul Fidika <Fidika@new.rr.com> wrote:
> When the people on this list (as far as I can
> determine) say that "All is number", they mean that
> a piece of Mathematics exists, in the strongest
> sense of the word "exists", regardless of whether or
> not someone has discovered it. To me, this is simply
> an "obvious" truth, but the only real argument for
> the existence of the Platonic realm is that one can
> never disprove its existence; to disprove the
> statement "Platonia does not exist" one would have
> to first presume that it does exist, i.e., that
> statements can have objective truth-values
> independent of a formal system.
> ~Paul Fidika
Excellent Paul. Yes I should mention Godel in the
next draft. Godel's theorem can be taken as strong
evidence that mathematics has obective reality.
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