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Comment by chris_pine on Beautiful Math · 2008-01-11T16:05:42.000Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I don't see how Pennyology proves your point: a pennyologist discovers that there's an O on the front and an O on the back. Perhaps he invents meaning to attach to this fact, but the fact was first discovered.

Or is that what you were saying: that we discover mathematical facts, but in fact what we call "mathematics" is the invention of meaning that we attach to certain favored facts?