Good question to ponder overnight.
John Hartnett quotes cosmologist Lee Smolin*:
It is true that mathematics is not a human invention, but more of a discovery, and thus has objective existence in that sense. But to declare the magnificent edifice of Mathematics to inhabit an orthogonal dimension that is inaccessible to scientific scrutiny, is a hypothesis that cannot in principle be falsified, and thus, it is not a scientific hypothesis but more of a belief, for those who are inclined to believe it.
Best read the whole thing.
But is this part of the current, quite serious, war on falsifiability? If not, how not? Readers?
(*see also: Should we be nicer to cosmologist Lee Smolin? )
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