Re: Pareto

From: John Conover <>
Subject: Re: Pareto
Date: 3 Oct 1999 02:51:12 -0000 writes:
> On Fri, 1 Oct 1999 23:48:07 -0400, "Derek Pyne" <> wrote:
> > However, I would have to give this
> > point more thought and  I am not really interested in arguing both sides of
> > an issue.
> Every once in a while, like three times a day on sci.econ, I get a clue
> about the nature of the inhabitants.  Arguing both sides of an issue is
> the art called "science" as distinct from religion and other ideologies.
> If you can't argue both sides, how can you be other than an ideolog?

Most scientific arguments are presented-in one form or another-in the
context or framework of mathematical logic.

Mathematics is just another religion. However, it is unique among the
religions in that it can prove itself a religion, 8^).

Its rather astonishing that math works so well. No one understands



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