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On The Limits Of Mathematics

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Posted by Jim Bergquist on January 9, 2001 05:04:06 UTC

Mathematics, as a deductive science, does not add anything to what we already know either through postulates or data. If we try to enhance on or project from what is given, the mathematics loses some of its credibility. We can reduce statistical error but be cannot eliminate the blunder which is common to the data or imbedded in a mathematical process.

Part of the problem with seeing what is in front of us is knowing where and how to look. A Theory of Everything would be a digest of what we have already observed.

A theory is not the best source of wisdom; it is only a guide. The best theories are open ended. They leave room for further study and analysis.

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