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**TKHunny** What does ANY mathematics have to do with preference? If it solves necessary problems, it has a place. If it doesn't seem to solve any necessary problem, but will at some time in the future, it has a place. If it is demonstrable quackery, it has no place. If it teaches students to think in a different way (take a noneuclidean geometry course, for example), it has a place. Personally, I much prefer euclidean geometry for building buildings, but this does me little good in cosmology or relativity.