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Posted by Paul R. Martin on August 28, 2001 00:18:06 UTC

Hi Harv,

>>>You were formally a platonist as I remember.>>Mathematics is universally applicable almost everywhere, and areas it is not applicable it is entirely questionable on whether this is simply not a limit in our understanding of those systems.>To say 'usefulness' is to beg the question. Why is it useful is the question.>As you see, realism of scientific theories are in serious question if we move away from mathematical realism. Scientific relativism is a hop, skip and a jump away.His premise would become 'reality is just a human construction for human usefulness'.>Are you prepared to say that Dick's model is built on nothing but a human construction that has no tie-in to reality (as it is defined in dictionaries)?

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