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Posted by Mike Pearson on December 26, 2001 04:43:35 UTC

Paul wrote:
Since I am proposing a different set of assumptions for the foundations of my proposal, it is not a matter of proving or disproving what I am proposing.

what's wrong with this?

DefinitionS are not assumptionS. DefinitionS are conventions for a communication purpose.

AssumptionS are previous proofS using that same set of definitionS to find new assumptionS for new problemS
... or the target of a process back-engineered to find a proof using those same precise definitionS.

ProofS show how assumptionS logically fit together....the proof can determine whether the definitionS make assumptionS (original and new)that work together.

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