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Posted by Harvey on September 13, 2002 20:14:36 UTC


In my view, mathematics is just a language, and many people have found a way to talk about nothing without having something to talk about (aka cell phones), so it doesn't surprise me that some people can do the same with math. What fascinates me the most, is why so many do not realize the importance that empirical findings bears in relation to the reliability of something being considered true. Of course, empirical findings is not what makes us consider something true (because you would need empirical findings to support that assertion, ad infinitum), but it is surprising to me that some people do not realize how creative the human mind is at construing an argument to match our current knowledge of something (i.e., Bible Codes). The fact that this book was a best-seller shows how gullible our society - even well-known scientists - are at misinterpreting our human creativity into something more.

Any case, have a good one!

Warm regards, Harv

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