| __Egyptian Science, the Greeks, and Mathematical PROOF__ *(Site not responding. Last check: )* |

| | That is what **mathematical** **PROOF** ultimately boils down to: stating premises which are hopefully self-evident and therefore not themselves requiring of **PROOF**, then applying syllogistic reasoning based on the premises to obtain the result (theorem) that is sought. |

| | That their axiomatization has not survived is not **proof** that there was not one; rather, the converse seems more reasonable, namely that if they could implement a result, they must have got to that point by some syllogistic reasoning process. |

| | If arrived at by **mathematical** intuition alone, this would be even more remarkable than if arrived at by the imperfect axiomatic method to which we are heirs today, and for which we credit the Greeks. |

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