“The argument is carried out not in mathematical symbols but in ordinary English, there is no obscure or technical terms. Knowledge of calculus is not presupposed. In fact, one hardly need to know how to count. Yet any mathematician will immediately recognize the argument as mathematical.”
Test your intuition 44: what is the argument? who and where wrote this view about “what is mathematics”.
Zero-knowledge answers please.
Comments regarding this view itself and on “what is mathematics” are also welcome.
(Here are other posts on “What is mathematics.”)
PS. The last facetious sentence was omitted in the Journal version of the paper. (Indeed it was a good decision to take it out.) PPS Yannai Gonczarowski pointed out the the journal formulation is also rather condescending (perhaps even more so) towards non-mathematicians.