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Re: Date's First Great Blunder

From: Alfredo Novoa <alfredo_at_ncs.es>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 14:43:58 GMT
Message-ID: <407ff031.9087907@news.wanadoo.es>


On Thu, 15 Apr 2004 21:29:31 +0100, "Anthony W. Youngman" <wol_at_thewolery.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>"If religion is a belief in what is unprovable, then the only religion
>that can prove it is a religion is mathematics".

This is a nonsense.

>You state that relational database theory is a branch of mathematics. As
>such, what evidence do you have that it actually WORKS! Because if it's
>maths then the only proof you have is that it is *consistent*, and not
>that it is actually relevant to the real world.

To work and to be relevant to the real world are very different things.

>"Relational theory is consistent. Academicians have an unfortunate
>tendency to confuse consistency with truth".

What is the difference in maths?

>Newtonian Mechanics is mathematics.

No, it is physics.

Regards
  Alfredo Received on Fri Apr 16 2004 - 09:43:58 CDT

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