mathematics ?

Luis Gonzalez-Reimann reimann at
Tue May 20 20:17:06 UTC 1997

At 06:41 PM 5/19/97 BST, Dominique Thillaud wrote:

>	I'm sorry but that's not mathematics, just elementary arithmetic
>and the numerology is a pseudo-science without any rapport with mathematics.

Well, it depends on how you look at it.  Mathematics used to be often
associated with mysticism, just as astronomy and astrology were usually part
of the same study.
Pythagoras attributed symbolical meaning to numbers; would you say he was
not a mathematician?


Luis Gonzalez-Reimann
University of California, Berkeley

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