On 12/20/2012 1:29 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
People agree that 2+2=4 because it is a simple truth which follow from simple definition.

But that makes it conditional on the definition (axioms). And it is not such a simple truth. Two raindrops plus two raindrops makes one big raindrop. One bridge teams plus one bridge teams equals three bridge teams. The simplicity of the truth comes from abstracting away all the particulars of reality. So people are agreeing about words and definitions and meanings - but not about facts.


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