13984RE: [PrimeNumbers] Infinite primes-> a Turing Machine prime sieve that never stops?
- Nov 5, 2003Roger Bagula wrote:
[Philosophical meandering deleted.]
> I don't know if any of this answers you list of questions or not.No, it does not. Please post again, including my text and at
the appropriate point intersperse your answer to each specific
question that I asked.
> I really don't like to get in such discussions,That is becoming ever more clear as time goes by.
> since math people seem to ignore any philosophical issues byClose, but no cigar. Axioms and definitions are the foundations
> defining them away. Axioms and definitions are an answer
> to all their thinking problems?
of mathematical thinking. Rigorously correct logical arguments
are the building blocks placed on the foundations. If you wish to
be considered to be doing mathematics, please use clear and precise
> As a physical scientist ( chemist, physical scientist)Ah, so you're not a mathematician and you are not interested in
> I'm not bound by those rules in my thinking.
participating in mathematics. Why, then, are you making so much
noise in an indubitably mathematical forum?
FWIW, my background is in the physical sciences. I have a BA in
chemistry from Oxford and my DPhil was for research in molecular
spectroscopy. I personally don't regard that as an obstacle to
contributing in a small way to a mathematical subject. I'm not
bound by the rules of mathematics any more than you are, but I
choose to follow them when communicating with mathematicians. If
you wish to converse with practitioners of other fields of study,
please do so but, please, do it in a relevant forum elsewhere and
use their rules to do so. Again, FWIW, I'm quite happy to talk
about quantum field theory or geometrodynamics, but not here.
> In other words is science more fundamentalA very good question and one well worth discussing, but not here.
> philosophically than mathematics at a metamathematical level?
It is not (IMO, the moderators may disagree) relevant to the
advertised aims of the forum.
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