Faith and Mathematics

I sure do miss Calvin and Hobbes. Always full of deep wisdom.

Calvin and Hobbes Struck Long Ago.

Anatol tells us that the Los Angeles Times’s op-ed page is way behind the curve in its attacks on “secular thought” as a religion. The definitive such attack was made by Calvin and Hobbes:

Calvin: “Math is not a science. It’s a religion. Here is a bunch of numbers, and by some magic they become another bunch of numbers. You either believe it, or you don’t. As a math atheist, I demand being freed of this”.

Hobbes: “In public school, no less. Call a lawyer”

[Brad DeLong’s Semi-Daily Journal (2004)]