[FOM] "Mathematician in the street" on AC

A J Franco de Oliveira francoli at kqnet.pt
Sat Aug 15 03:44:22 EDT 2009

At 23:26 14-08-2009 Tim Chow <tchow at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

«Beware of a potential confounding factor here, 
namely the word "true."  It sounds like you 
definitely used the word "true" explicitly when 
quizzing your friends.  It's not clear to me from 
Henrik Nordmark's offhand comment whether the 
word "true" was explicitly used when they posed the question.»

Four questions:
1) is there a common understanding amongst FOMs of what "true" means
when applied to AC, say?
2) If so, what exactly is it?
3-4) Same question for MISs, respectively.

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