**Greetings
Brethren,**

**There is more to
gain from the unknown than humankind will admit. As the Day of Judgment
approaches some are moving closer to God. Unfortunately some still run the race
of confusion along the road of unrighteousness. Does God have the answers to
the ills of humankind? Where are these answers found? What of your heart, mind,
soul and the inspired writings. What of the company keeper of the righteous?**

**Peace and Love,**

**Carl Patton
writing for the FreedomJournal October 14, 2002 in the year of our Lord and
Savior Jesus Christ.**

*THE METHODOLOGY FOR OBTAINING TRUTH*

*PART 12: IS MATH
CREATED OR DISCOVERED?*

*In the name of
Jehovah God, Master of the universe, Ruler of the earth.*

**It is for sure
that God is neither created nor discovered. When we say God, we are speaking of
the majesty and wonders of the Creation and the miraculous. We are also talking
about our Savior Jesus Christ and his impact on humanity. We also speak of the power
of the Holy Spirit that guides our every thought and action.**

**Therefore, God
exists. Man only has to accept God. Meanwhile, many deny God and His existence.
Thus the world is burdened with false conclusion and a backward nature that has
placed man on a collision course to Hell.**

**If one is to
question the precise nature of math can one even consider the precise nature of
Social Science?**

**"Truth will
you let the Truth be told? Why was math once thought to be perfectly precise?
Also if math is not precise, is it created or discovered?"**

**"Dear
FreedomJournal we are truly grateful for your questions and concerns. The
efforts of inquiry that involves on-going questions are productive. Are answers
also imposed in many questions?**

**In 1980 Morris
Kline published "Mathematics: The Loss of Certainty." In this
research we find several answers to questions and concerns about the exact
nature of mathematics. By taking these facts we can also render a comparative
analysis of the exact nature of Social Science. Thus, many stones have to be
over turned on the Road to obtaining a methodology for Truth.**

**Mathematics
during its earliest existence as an independent body of knowledge pursued
Truth. Kline argues that this period lasted more than two thousand years.
Meanwhile, math contributed outstanding scientific theories. These theories
were in accurate accord with observation and experiment."**

**"Truth are
you leading up to a great revelation? But first several more questions. How has
math impacted on the study of nature? Are there math laws that will help us to
understand the secrets of the universe? Is there a particular method involved
in math that will allow one to arrive at Truth? For your thought and mediation
are we saying that math is ultimate Truth?"**

**"FreedomJournal
you have again stunned my inner being. Math once provided law and order to
speak concerning the workings of nature. Thus, many secrets of the universe
reveal a series of math laws. Kline noted that a special method achieves these
results. This method is deductive proof from self-evident principles called
axioms. Deductive reasoning, by its nature guarantees the truth of what is
deduced if the axioms are true. Using this clear logic mathematicians produce
irrefutable conclusions."**

**"Great Day Truth,
but tell us more about axioms, deductive and self evident?"**

**"So
FreedomJournal you want to know more about the methods that mathematicians have
used to arrive at Truth? First this methodology has caused considerable
intellectual thought. Thus, many questions outside math are raised. Yet back to
the point. An axiom is a statement taken to be true without proof; self-evident
truth. Therefore it is an axiom that if equals are added to equals the results
will be equal.**

**Now for a
statement on deductive as it applies to math. Deductive is reasoning by
deduction. In mathematics this is called plausible reasoning. Truth for Truth
equals Truth.**

**Therefore, a
logical question is imposed, but first has math revealed the strengths of human
reason? Thus can the methodology of the self-evident logic of axioms and
deductive reasoning be applied to philosophy, theology, ethics, aesthetics and
the Social Sciences? During the Enlightened or Age of Reason was this metrology
applied to human affairs and fields of thought dominated by authority, custom
and habit?**

**Did math fail to
maintain its precise nature by not including culture as a component? Does
Social Science incorporate all disciplines of thought? Meanwhile Kline argues
that by "early 19th century strange geometric and strange algebras forced
mathematicians to realize that math proper and the math laws of science were
not truths."**

**"Was the
key to reality lost? Has math developed illogically? If so why? What impact did
the denial of the existence of God have on Truth and precision in
mathematics? What of the cultural,
historical, economic and political factors in math methodology?**

**Can logic be
achieved in math and Truth with different approaches? Is the methodology of
deductive reasoning and axioms good, but only lack other components? What can
be learned from the following statement by one of the greatest mathematicians
of the last century? Herman Weyl writing in 1944: "The question of the
foundation and the ultimate meaning of math remains open; we do not know in
what direction it will find its final solution or even whether final objective
answers can be expected. Mathematics may be a creative activity of man, like
language or music, of primary originality, whose historical decisions defy
complete objective rationalization."**

**The conflict
over math as Truth has discouraged the application of math methodology to the
Social Sciences etc. However we believe that the failure to apply math
methodology to Social Science hinges on the failure to include the role of God
as the Creator of all that exist. We also maintain that the world and its
people will suffer various incorrect conclusions if cultural factors and
differences are excluded. Thus, math cannot survive without the inclusion of
the Social Sciences. The Age of Reason is not gone. It must be seized by the
wise.**

**Cont. Part 13: The Creation of Math**

*carl@freedomjournalpress.comcastbiz.net*