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Comment by ng on Trust in Math · 2008-01-15T12:37:29.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Ben, most mathematical systems are not internally consistent. Things like "true" and "false" should be avoided when talking about theorems, "Provable in system X" is better. So only if the real world can be described with really simple math are it's laws internally consistent.

Comment by ng on Radical Honesty · 2007-09-10T08:06:40.000Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

This came to mind: http://xkcd.com/69/