(Gavin Ritz 2011.07.11.11.41NZT)

[From Rick Marken

(2011.11.06.1400)]

Gavin Ritz (2011.11.07.9.58)

here is an example of what a

proposition may be:

Rick says: I would

just add: **that is all ye know on earth,
and all**

**ye need to know.**

This is a declarative

statement, most of our language is made of these statements, we connect our

other declarative statements with logical connectives. This is a mathematical

fact.

Language and maths is closely

linked via the logical connectives this is the foundation of logics.

So can we prove this statement

to be true or false using our mathematics and our evidence and our

observational powers and data collection?

First part of the declaration

is “that is all ye know on earth” true or false.

Second part “all ye

need to know” True or false.

Then we can multiply them

together, the multiplication (that’s all that “and” means in language)

of the first part and second part “ True or false.

And this is how our language

connects us to theory and mathematics.

Science is bootstrapped

by many propositions stitched together over time and proved to be true,

mathematically, observationally, evidence etc.

I don’t need maths

to tell me that both declarative statements are false in this instance and together

they are false.

Regards

Gavin