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comment Importance of rigor
"There was no real theoretical mathematics as we have today, and in fact if you look closely you will see that many mathematicians from that time were also physicists, chemists and alchemists." I would like to read more about this idea, do you know any good sources ?
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comment How can you come to the truth of a statement without proving it?
@russoo I thought that the definition of a statement is that it is either true or false, right ? so I would say such a stament $\phi$ is just not a well defined statement.
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comment How can you come to the truth of a statement without proving it?
@AsafKaragila Well, actually one of my quotes in this question, is from your answer to the top voted incompleteness question.. I did take some time, but agreed I could have taken some more time.
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comment Show $P(X(t)=0 | X_{0}=2)= P(X(t)=0 | X_{0}=1)^{2}$
@Mehdi I posted it below.