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Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC - Map coloring

From: Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 16:01:09 -0700

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Arwin:

Didn't Kant maintain precisely the opposite? =20

Still trying to understrand Kant but = can't
Rick Seddon
McIntosh, NM, USA

-----Original = Message-----
= Date:=20     Monday, March 12, 2001 3:52 PM
Subject: RE: OFF TOPIC = - Map=20     coloring

With which you only illustrate that a = theoretical=20     proof is only better when a practical proof is=20     impossible.

A.

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Verzonden: maandag 12 maart 2001 =         23:39
Onderwerp: = Re: OFF=20         TOPIC - Map coloring

In a message dated 3/12/01 2:47:08 PM Eastern = Standard=20         Time,

. Usually once the practical proof has been = achieved,=20             this is stronger proof
than theoretical proof, because = to be=20             one-hundred percent certain of a
theoretical proof you = just have=20             to be sure that the theory will correctly
predict any = given=20             situation that lies within its domain, and the least =
doubtful=20             way of doing so is to test it with every possible situation = within=20
its domain.

It seems to=20         me a mathematician would disagree with your definition of proof, =
and=20         I'm inclined to agree with the mathematical assumption that the=20
theoretical proof is stronger, which is precisely why we = learned to=20         do all
those geometrical proofs in high school. With a = geometrical=20         proof in hand
that certain relationships can be found in a = right=20         angle triangle, one no
longer needs to check every right = angle=20         triangle in the universe to see if it
works every time. =

pat=20
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