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Posted by Michael Levine on September 13, 2003 13:01:25 UTC

Hi Dick, how is it going?

That is one of my difficulties with this forum. From what I have observed, Paul and I are the only people here who can honestly claim a good understanding of mathematics.

Since it's a God and Science forum, as opposed to a Math and Physics forum, why would a good understanding of mathematics be required or even relevant?

That is an honest question. We all know math has answers to Science questions, but the thought never crossed my mind that numbers might be they key to an understanding of God. What's behind your assertion above, other than what comes out as intellectual arrogance?

Other than that, no one else here seems to understand anything beyond college algebra.

I take it then that collega algebra is not enough to understand philosophical issues. What do you think are the minimum requirements then? Calculus? Matrix Algebra? Chaos? Game Theory? Quantum Computing?

Where is that math textbook which contains the answers you and Paul understand and the rest of them here ignore? (I'm not including myself as I haven't said much so far)

I would love to be proved wrong on that issue!

Well, you just wrote this:

***What I am getting at is that the question, "do we actually use continuous things in our thoughts about real things?" is a difficult question to answer***

So there are things about math you don't understand. So how would you compare the size of your ignorance with the size of everyone else's ignorance?

Is (infinite - X) greater than (infinite - 2X)?

Just having fun... ML


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