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Re: Does math represent truth?  
« Reply #25 on: Apr 13th, 2012, 8:25am »
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on Apr 13th, 2012, 4:39am, Mickey1 wrote:
Regarding the undecidable statements, I think it makes more sense to assume they are true
No, it doesn't sense, because for every undecidable statement the opposite statement is also undecidable. And they can't both be true. So just assuming every undecidable statement is true makes your logic inconsistent and then you can prove any untrue statement in it.
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Re: Does math represent truth?  
« Reply #26 on: Apr 16th, 2012, 7:51am »
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Math does represent truth.  You have formula's for specific problems in math, and to find the true answer you have to use the right formula.  Math has Truth Tables. Constants that will always be true no matter what.  A truth table is composed of one column for each input variable (for example, A and B), and one final column for all of the possible results of the logical operation that the table is meant to represent (for example, A XOR B). Each row of the truth table therefore contains one possible configuration of the input variables (for instance, A=true B=false), and the result of the operation for those values.
 
If you are asking "What is true?" ...is a philosophical debate, not a mathematical one.  In Math, there are only truths.
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Re: Does math represent truth?  
« Reply #27 on: Feb 11th, 2013, 4:02am »
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Some time not every time and only when your question is logical.
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