XDG standard: Is Math a Science

Sri Ramkrishna sri at aracnet.com
Wed Feb 11 01:29:50 EET 2004

> Some US universities even have their departments named that way: (e.g.
> http://www.uncg.edu/mat/)
> So AMS, MAA, MSRI, Gauss, etc... all think it's a science.  Who doesn't think
> it's a science again?

At purdue, we have a mathematical sciences building.  My father believes 
math is a science and is a big part of his research. (eg uses mathematics 
to solve chemical engineering problems)

That being said, whats exactly the purpose fo this thread?  WHy don't we
all agree to disagree or whatever is.  I mean it seems pretty idiotic to
discuss endlessly about whether mathematics is a science considering it's
is the foundation of all the other sciences (eg physics, chemistry, all
require mathematics)  It's a requirement.  So lets move on.


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