# Re: Programming is the Engineering Discipline of the Science that is Mathematics

From: vc <boston103_at_hotmail.com>

Date: 8 Jun 2006 13:40:13 -0700

Message-ID: <1149799213.923428.42850_at_g10g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>

Date: 8 Jun 2006 13:40:13 -0700

Message-ID: <1149799213.923428.42850_at_g10g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>

> Probability theory as a generalization of logic is useful

PT cannot be 'a generalization of logic' because PT 'connectives' (+/*) are not truth functional.

> because in addition to the logically valid modus ponens and

*> modus tollens, it also gives a foundation for applying the
**> weak syllogisms
*

It does not -- see above.

> which in the limiting case of logic are

*> treated as fallacies (affirming the consequent and denying
**> the antecedent).
**>
**> So ... perhaps conditional probability theory is the
**> foundation of all :-)
**>
**> -- Keith --
*

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