mathematical logic


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Recent Examples on the Web This is either a bold proof of the fact that ramps are not ramps, or else compelling evidence that, at least in matters culinary, certain applications of mathematical logic are largely useless. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "Helen, Help Me: Is a Ramp Grown on My Windowsill Still a Ramp?," 2 May 2020 Laboratory and modeling studies have already shown that tiny compartments in the dendritic arms of cortical neurons can each perform complicated operations in mathematical logic. Quanta Magazine, "Hidden Computational Power Found in the Arms of Neurons," 14 Jan. 2020 Also unlike humans, the Lyers had impeccable mathematical logic: Given any situation, no matter how complex, all of them could analyze it perfectly and make the correct inferences. Quanta Magazine, "The Bulldogs That Bulldogs Fight," 17 Apr. 2019 However, let’s look at this using pure mathematical logic. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Story of Clapback-idon," 8 June 2018 Public argument is nothing like mathematical logic, of course, because both moral and empirical claims are exposed to differences of interpretation. William A. Galston, WSJ, "Today, Truth Itself Can’t Be Taken for Granted," 21 Aug. 2018 However, let’s look at this using pure mathematical logic. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Root’s Clapback Mailbag: The Story of Clapback-idon," 8 June 2018 Germany ran a current account surplus of 8.4 percent of GDP in 2016, which implies by inexorable mathematical logic that other countries are running deficits. Washington Post, "Germany’s economy is too strong. What will the new government do?," 24 Oct. 2017 Before the war, Turing had disrupted the rarefied world of mathematical logic with his vision of a universal computing machine. George Dyson, WSJ, "The Elegance of Ones and Zeroes," 21 July 2017

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1853, in the meaning defined above

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