From Wikipedia’s article on Axioms: A lesson learned by mathematics in the last 150 years is that it is useful to strip the meaning away from the mathematical assertions (axioms, postulates, propositions, theorems) and definitions. — that might explain why nothing made sense to me in math class. They could have told me why. Apparently, it’s because if you just accept something as true, it helps streamlines the learning process. If you call that learning. I call it indoctrination.
Posted on September 9, 2010 in Asides