Professor Phil O’Mathy was asked by a philosopher friend to be part of a panel addressing the question “Is the external world real?” When his turn came to speak, O’Mathy said “Mathematicians cannot answer this question; the best we can do is offer evidence that points one way or the other. For instance, we observe that the external world might well be real, because it is irrational almost everywhere.”

Mike Schilling

Mike has been a software engineer far longer than he would like to admit. He has strong opinions on baseball, software, science fiction, comedy, contract bridge, and European history, any of which he's willing to share with almost no prompting whatsoever.

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  1. Is the world real? Imaginary? It’s a complex question. But the search for truth can be transcendental indeed.

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