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Old 04-30-2011, 09:57 AM   #27
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Default Re: Is math real?

i think it rather depends what you see as maths.
I mean water running downhill has the ability to produce sound, we can model that sound with maths.

we can express sound in mathematical terms.

wind blowing through a circular hole can be expressed by a simple sine function.

lots of things happen naturally that can be described mathematically...

but it's difficult to say if maths exist in nature.... clearly we're probably not going to see perfectly written out equations made of sand that has blown on the breeze. but we do see mathematical patterns in nature all the time.
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