There is an important distinction between the names and notations of mathematics and the objects of study of mathematics. I believe the former are inventions of humans while the latter exist independently of mankind. For example, I am saying that the symbol 0 is an invention of mankind but what is pointed to by the symbol 0 is not an invention of mankind.
I can't give you absolute proof especially when we're going to assume different things (i.e., we live in different paradigms). One thing that gives me a clue about my conclusion is that mathematical objects will not exist any less if humanity were to go extinct. However, arguing that is like arguing for a particular answer to a koan. On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 8:12 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote: > > Yet, according to my current view, mathematics has been created by the > mankind. > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.