Elliott Back on mathematics and theology

Elliott Back reasons that mathematics is not a science, but rather a kind of theology. I guess mathematicians have faith in axioms, worship equations and believe in immeasurable phenomena like the concept of infinity. They even describe a system of complex numbers which acknowledge an imaginary number exists. Sure sounds like a religion to me.


  1. I agree. Mathematics is not a science.. but just a tool with which we can understand and use laws of nature.. ..to creat something.. as in engineering.. or just understand the semantics of our universe..

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