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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: What Should We Call What Most People Call Truth?

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Posted by Richard D. Stafford, Ph.D. on March 2, 2001 21:04:22 UTC

before one can talk about the "criteria of truth' one must first define it! Unless you are defining the word "truth" as equivalent to the word "math"?

I personally define mathematics to be the study of internally self consistent constructs. If it is the study of self consistent constructs, its results are an assembly of self consistent constructs and it must be true by definition. That makes mathematics an extremly powerful tool, but does not make it the definition of truth!

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