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    (Original post by ReBee)
    Are you arguing that mathematics is not a human fabrication or construct, which thus makes it fictitious? Formal sciences investigate an artificial subject, such as a programming language, or mathematical principles and axioms. Natural sciences investigate...the world.

    Mathematics is thus not necessary, albeit it does help when applied, to investigate the world. If Mathematics weren't developed, another system would've been developed for the very same function. It's a whole philosophical school of thought - Mathematical Fictionalism!
    But aren't the bases of natural sciences (e.g. such as empiricism) also human constructs? Aren't you presupposing the validity of these methods? :moon:
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    (Original post by ReBee)
    Are you arguing that mathematics is not a human fabrication or construct, which thus makes it fictitious? Formal sciences investigate an artificial subject, such as a programming language, or mathematical principles and axioms. Natural sciences investigate...the world.

    Mathematics is thus not necessary, albeit it does help when applied, to investigate the world. If Mathematics weren't developed, another system would've been developed for the very same function. It's a whole philosophical school of thought - Mathematical Fictionalism!
    Yes.

    Seriously?

    Exactly. Only not another. If Mathematics weren't developed, some Friggenatics would've been developed...which would be Mathematics hiding behind the name "Friggenatics". Maths is natural, it already exists, we do not invent maths
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Yep...and Further Maths [SIZE="1"]as level[/SIZE] :smug:

    What have you been up to? :teehee:
    SNAPSIES

    :lol: Today? well all I did was go :woo: frantic about my stocks because I forgot it was the first day of the competition. And my team is doing very well (granted we're in the minus but meh) and erm erm erm yeah that's basically it...
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    It's okay Chiara's not around (quick, while she's not looking...)
    NEVER

    humanities students own this thread :woo: :woo: :woo:
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Brand New Eyes
    Yes, thats it. Say my name!

    :fuhrer:

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    oh wait, it's not my name is it
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    (Original post by desy.kris)
    so why did you apply for CS&Phil? :/

    I suck at TOK but I want an A........
    Because I think Philosophy is very interesting. And it's taught from scratch (same as CS in that respect)
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    (Original post by Devil_in_disguise)
    Yes.

    Seriously?

    Exactly. Only not another. If Mathematics weren't developed, some Friggenatics would've been developed...which would be Mathematics hiding behind the name "Friggenatics". Maths is natural, it already exists, we do not invent maths
    Does maths really have an independent existence outside of our thoughts though? Especially more abstract concepts like imaginary numbers.....
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    NEVER

    humanities students own this thread :woo: :woo: :woo:
    There are SO many PPE students on the TSA thread... but they totally boid this one I have no-one to talk to about Hayek and new trade theory
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Well said! Time for the mathematicians and computer scientists to take over this thread! :party:
    Down with numbers! Up with chloroplasts!
    :flower2:

    :mob::mob::mob:
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    SNAPSIES

    :lol: Today? well all I did was go :woo: frantic about my stocks because I forgot it was the first day of the competition. And my team is doing very well (granted we're in the minus but meh) and erm erm erm yeah that's basically it...
    I've been translating Sophocles, Aeschylus and Plato :smug:


    I LOVE GREEK :woo: :woo: :woo:
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    Hahahaha... oh Greg. Do you always get like this when girls start talking to you?

    :lol: I waste every day on this thread...

    :no: :heart: 2^2 you
    2^2?

    No... it's only you :love:
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
    There are SO many PPE students on the TSA thread... but they totally boid this one I have no-one to talk to about Hayek and new trade theory
    Hayek....reminds me I need to actually get round to reading the Road to Serfdom :sad:
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    (Original post by Brand New Eyes)
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    oh wait, it's not my name is it
    It would be cool if BNE were your real initials...
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    It would be cool if BNE were your real initials...
    Imagine you started going with someone in this thread and called out their TSR username in bed.....:moon:
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    (Original post by ReBee)
    Down with numbers! Up with chloroplasts!
    :flower2:

    :mob::mob::mob:
    Hey, you're on our side!! Scientists united....

    Tbh we have all the weapons: chemical, nuclear and of course cyber attacks.
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Does maths really have an independent existence outside of our thoughts though? Especially more abstract concepts like imaginary numbers.....
    lol, it is arguable that anything exists outside of our thoughts, isn't it? What I'm trying to say is that sin^2x+cos^2x is 1 whether we know it or not, we do not invent the identity.
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Imagine you started going with someone in this thread and called out their TSR username in bed.....:moon:
    Happened to me yesterday...
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    (Original post by fluteflute)
    It would be cool if BNE were your real initials...
    :eek: It would wouldn't it! Sadly none of those letters are my initials


    (Original post by medbh4805)
    Hayek....reminds me I need to actually get round to reading the Road to Serfdom :sad:
    Ooh how exciting! Why ya doing that? YOU DO ECON AND YOU NO TELL ME???!!! :eek:

    p.s. Plato's Republic? :lol: he sucks! joke I don't really know that much about him

    I love GREEK TOO

    greek yoghurt that is
    (Original post by fluteflute)
    2^2?

    No... it's only you :love:
    2 to the power of 2 = 4

    No. Heart. for. you. Duh

    and aww ^^ I have that effect on people
    boys
    people :lol:

    How was flute with the girls :huff:
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    (Original post by Devil_in_disguise)
    lol, it is arguable that anything exists outside of our thoughts, isn't it?
    Well, you could make a distinction between concrete things (like the desk I'm sitting at) and abstracts (thoughts, ideas). Don't get all Cartesian on me :hand:

    What I'm trying to say is that sin^2x+cos^2x is 1 whether we know it or not, we do not invent the identity.
    Well what are cos and sin anyway - ratios, no? Cos and sin are only appellations given to them by humans.....
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    (Original post by medbh4805)
    NEVER

    humanities students own this thread :woo: :woo: :woo:
    humanities students' existence with time can be modelled with a quadratic function and now its derivative is already negative!! time for the sciency students' existence graph with time to have a positive derivative!!!

    (Original post by fluteflute)
    Because I think Philosophy is very interesting. And it's taught from scratch (same as CS in that respect)
    hope you'll enjoy it!
 
 
 
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