Re: The straw man.
Victor Debattista (debattis@electron.rutgers.edu)
30 Oct 1995 12:27:48 0500
hubey@pegasus.montclair.edu (H. M. Hubey) writes:
>I was referring to general statements even of mathematical
>nature and not to something that you can verify as in your example.
>I'm also not referring to statements like "ripe bananas are yellow".
You're suggesting mathematical statements are true until proven otherwise?
Mathematicians may have a very hard time buying that one. Perhaps its because
they put in a century's or two's worth of work into proving a little ditty by
Fermat...
Victor
