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Math Attacked: Games

  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 most annoying aspect of seeing people attack the objective nature of math is how ignorant the attacks are. I can't say I've seen anything that is worth any value. Games, redefining, and in general sophistry. "If we use 2 to represent 2.5 than 2+2=5. Kaboom. Mind Blown." As much as these games are played, that game players will still wrap up these very odd attacks in some semblance of the real world, and countering that with objective math as mere abstraction. Math is about the real world, despite all the Platonists