Is math real? The answer has major implications - Deepstash
Is math real? The answer has major implications

Is math real? The answer has major implications

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Is Math Discovered Or Invented?

Is Math Discovered Or Invented?

Is math an accurate description of our univers, as Plato believed? Or just a useful creation of the human mind?

If we were ever to make contact with an alien species, how might we communicate with them? If Plato is right, then all mathematical truth would have to be universal. Alien mathematics would have to be the same as our mathematics. But if math is something invented, there would be no reason to think alien math has anything to do with our own. And we might never be able to communicate with them.

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vladimir

Life-long learner. Passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship, philosophy, Buddhism & SF. Founder @deepstash.

CURATOR'S NOTE

Loved this question when I first encountered it in a Lex podcast. What do u think? Is math fundamental or just another human invention?

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