I just came out of a meeting where the following phrase was spoken (and the meeting’s context does not really matter):
– Mathematics has spoken. You can never ever have everything as a variable. You have to have constants.
This was used as a math-therefore-I-am-right-full-stop argument. Never, ever use Mathematics, Science or any other bus-stop argument in a room filled with 60+ people with Mathematics, Engineering and Computer Science degrees and expect to be taken seriously. Interpret the fact that you were not countered as politeness instead.