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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on August 23, 2001 04:25:23 UTC

That's preposterous!

Numbers are not inherent! It's more than fairly arrogant, IMHO, to say humans "discovered" numbers. This is bizarre to me, in the same way saying we "discovered" the color yellow, or we "discovered" the name of a star, would be.

Just as unanimity does not make a vote correct, the immense success of a mutually verifiable language (like mathematics) does not indicate said language does anything deeper than merely describe.

I find it contradictory that theists support the notion of an illogical universe while asserting numbers are inherently prescriptive.


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