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.