The topic of ‘decolonizing’ math and science has been on the rise. The problem is that this movement isn’t about math or science, they’re just the talking points for the real target: objective truth . While spending time writing an article on this attack on objective truth, I’ve been forced to cut out my discussions on math – which I do find interesting. I’m sharing these topics here because math needs its own positive defense. The people actively fighting to ‘decolonize’ math have certain vectors of attack to disintegrate math. The goal is the attack on objective truth, but it’s important to understand the vectors of attack. Precision is of measurement and the degree of units of magnitude. Simply put, something measured to the nearest nanometer has more precision than that measured to the nearest millimeter. I want to start by pointing out that Timothy Gowers is not some internet SJW loon. He’s a mathematician, professor, and Fields Medal winner. Even though nothing is expressed her
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