Axioms of Faith

Finding a language of belief

In mathematics one must accept certain axioms, certain truths. Ten in all. Most important, one must accept the theoretical concepts of a point, a line, and a plane. Their existence cannot be proved or disproved, but they are the beginning of understanding geometry. My instructor explained, "You can’t prove anything from nothing....When you write a dictionary, if you don’t have any words, you can’t define any words."

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