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# true math=physical experience

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 Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point Started: 11/17/2015 Category: Science Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period Viewed: 513 times Debate No: 82713
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 Pro true is in any case the non belief position belief=(2+2=3) know+knowledge=(2+2=4)Report this Argument Con Resolution: true math=physical experience Many people know that 10*1,000,000 = 10,000,000. Yet, there is no physical experience. This is completely in the abstract. Let's say if this was sheets of paper. A huge box contains a million pieces of paper and there are ten boxes. Nobody is going to count a box with a million sheets of paper, then multiply by ten, and then count all ten boxes each with a million pieces of paper. Just to verify that 10*1,000,000 really is 10,000,000. The physical experience isn't there. Yet, we all know that ten million is the correct answer.Report this Argument Pro 1=something any step beyond 9 is a step into infinity how do you know what a box is..Report this Argument Con You don't need to physically experience any numbers to understand them. Math is abstract similar to philosophy.Report this Argument Pro you need to see a number to understand what its used for and what it isReport this Argument Con There is any number of ways to first perceive a number. Hear from a teacher, feel with your hands, taste x number of tater tots, smelling y number of baked potatoes, and yes finally seeing with your eyes. Yet, once the first few numbers are understood via the five senses, a person can use his or head mind to understand new numbers.Report this Argument Pro you agreeReport this Argument Con Negative, Con does not agree. true math=physical experience is the resolution. A person never physically experiences calculus. You will never physically experience f(x) = 3x^4 + 10x^3 + 12x^2. Find the derivative of f(x). Yet, this is what a beginner's calculus class looks like. This is math. Now imagine an advanced calculus problem. Pro has yet to clarify what the difference between math and true math is.Report this Argument Pro what is the point of the equation if it isnt related to anything.. f and 4 might as well represent 0 thenReport this Argument Con The point of the equation is to provide busy work for students and so the professor has a job. Also, the piece of paper called a degree.Report this Argument
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Posted by vi_spex 2 years ago
know is true, like 2+2=4

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Posted by NikolaGustav 2 years ago
Well, what if you believe that 2+2=4...

Also, could you challenge me to another "Human=Fish=Life" debate please? I didn't respond in time and now it's canceled :(
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