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 

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