About "science"

Might Mick   Monday, June 14, 2004, 08:10 GMT
So too in Australian Unis.
Jim   Monday, June 14, 2004, 08:11 GMT
Perhaps that was just short-hand and they never gave thought to the detailed philosophical implications of the matter. They don't necessarily employ experts in the field to edit uni calendars (not that I can claim to be an expert).

I don't think that it's a matter of perspective. Maths is either a science or not. If it is a science then it is a science to everyone, otherwise it isn't a science to anyone.
CG   Monday, June 14, 2004, 08:11 GMT
This "bwauk" business. To me, book rhymes with took. Would you pronounce took "twauk"?
Might Mick   Monday, June 14, 2004, 08:20 GMT
Correction: I meant there are only algorithms for solving rudimentary equations/simultaneous equations.
mjd   Monday, June 14, 2004, 09:06 GMT

Yeah, "book" rhymes with "took" for me as well (I think it does for all English speakers). As for this "bwauk" business....it's a consequence of Willy's (the origin of this nonsense) lack of knowledge when it comes to the English language.