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The concept of mathematics being purely objective is unequivocally false
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
If it looks weird, sounds weird, tastes weird, then it’s just plain simple weird.
He hits 2 out of 3 straight off the bat. The other one? Well I’ve yet to meet him, so unable to provide an answer on that....yet.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: ketsuko
Perhaps there is a deeper explanation for what this all means. Anyone study mathematics who might understand what the article means by not focusing on objective awnsers?
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: dug88
How you make mathematics work in the physical world does. A computer doesn't care about the value of 16. It cares about the process of moving data streams, which may or may not include the number 16.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: ketsuko
Math doesn't care how stupid you want to be about this.
Nobody is claiming that numbers aren't real, or that mathematical concepts are not solid. But to deny the abstract nature of creating and solving complex problems through the use of abstract mathematic equations is sheer ignorance.
This isn't about the reality of real numbers and simple addition, subtraction and division, it's about how mathematical concepts are presented and taught.
but the concept of 2 combine with the concept of 2 to create the concept of 4. It is universal and always works that way.
Tell that to a quark.
A computer doesn't care about the value of 16. It cares about the process of moving data streams, which may or may not include the number 16.
originally posted by: ThatDamnDuckAgain
a reply to: Sookiechacha
The assumption that cell division doesn't follow the base10 pattern somehow invalidates base10 is shockingly dumb.
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: ketsuko
Does a fourth grader understand that base 10 isn't a real or a natural measurement? That cell division doesn't care about carrying numbers?