That's A Good Question: Was Mathematics Invented Or Discovered"

Submitted by: fancylad 2 weeks ago Science


Two guys way smarter at math that any of us are solve the eternal question: What are math's origins?
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Male 94
Interesting interview, but, for me, he went off the rails when he started talking about the mathematics of mathematics. I do think he has a point to be made that our current system of numerical/logical science (mathematics) is historically grounded in applied mathematics. 

I don't think I agree with his premise that changing our mathematical structure to something other reality based systems will produce real world breakthroughs. Isn't pure abstraction by definition inapplicable?

Well I'm drunk...
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Male 1,373
Math is very broad.

Certain types of math, like cryptography, was invented.

Other types of math, like formulas that explain physics phenomenons, were discovered.
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