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Math and the world
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Math and the world

If the world didn't create math, but the humans did, then how did humans get it correct? In example, going to the moon. If the world doesn't have math, but the humans created math and society agreed on it. Then how did humans get it correct with the math to be able to get to the moon?

03-19-2013 10:50 PM
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Math and the world

It only worked because it was uniform. If people had devised equations and measurements in base 36 they would have come up with the same physical result.

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03-20-2013 04:10 AM
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Math and the world

Math is the key to understanding to universe. We technically "found" it by using our means of understanding. But math is behind basically everything. Einstein was able to prove the universe was expanding through just mathematical formulas(and it turns out he was right).

Math just describes something naturally happening. You may have a different form of counting, but you will end up, upon conversions, with the same values if you have a universal system. I think you can start from your toes and fingers. Everybody naturally has 10 of each, unless defect or some external harm.

It's pretty interesting when you think about how math can explain everything. It's just a bit hard to understand for those who haven't really learned the type of math these scientists and mathematicians do(since the symbols all have some value and meaning and derivation that they know, usually specific to their field).

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RE: Math and the world

There are a few things in this world that can be called logically necessary. What I mean to say is...that while "moon" or "math" are just words made up by humans, their meanings trancend humanity.

"one" is just a word attached to a symbol, apart of some larger system of human constructed rules. But if humans had never existed and on a dark summer night the sky illuminated one round shimmering object. There would still only be one moon circling the earth. Else the entire universe is unmeasureable and undescribable and all thought is complete and utter nonsense.

So anyway, it's very important that 1+1=2

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Math and the world

Math is the code behind the world.

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