WHOOPS ! I left out a critical phrase in my previous email. The Taboo of Platonism
Ask most mathematicians if they believe that they invent new theorems or discover them. They will almost always say that they discover them. But if they discover those truths, there must be a pre-existing Platonic realm of mathematical truth to which they naturally have access. But if you aski them afterwards uif they believe that there is a pre-existing Platonic realm in which mathematics exists, they will deny it for the most part. Because it is taboo to admit to the existence of a Platonic realm. - Roger Clough i - Roger Clough Dr. Roger Clough NIST (ret.) 4/11/2013 http://team.academia.edu/RogerClough -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.