Math May Not Actually Exist

#Opinion

Tue, Jun 25th, 2013 21:00 by capnasty NEWS

Fascinating video by the IDEA Channel which asks an interesting question: Is Math a Feature of the Universe or a Feature of Human Creation?

Math is invisible. Unlike physics, chemistry, and biology we can't see it, smell it, or even directly observe it in the universe. And so that has made a lot of really smart people ask, does it actually even EXIST?!?! Similar to the tree falling in the forest, there are people who believe that if no person existed to count, math wouldn't be around . .at ALL!!!! But is this true? Do we live in a mathless universe? Or if math is a real entity that exists, are there formulas and mathematical concepts out there in the universe that are undiscovered? Or is it all fiction? Whew!! So many questions, so many theories... watch the episode and let us know what you think!

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