If I say math doesn't exist to my math teacher, does that mean I can get
out of tests?

DronePunkGAME08/03/2015

Mathematics is part ...

Mathematics is part of universe, even though you cant see it or smell it.
Anything that takes up space in the universe has a definite value. Simply
by existing it has an intrinsic value.

Jim Roberts08/05/2015

Even science on ...

Even science on some level requires faith. Not only faith that our
observations are real but also faith in the postulates that form the
foundation for higher scientific thought.

TwilitKage07/04/2015

Math is just a ...

Math is just a language. Asking "is math real" is like asking "is spanish
real"

Gurren Zero06/02/2015

stop with the memes ...

stop with the memes its not 2010

OfficalMcM16/03/2015

Math is a law bound ...

Math is a law bound by this universe. Math is a reality!! Men binds this
universe

Carlo Santana16/04/2015

If math only exists ...

If math only exists inside our brain, why do we DISCOVER it? We can't
discover something if we knew it all along...or is that a stupid question?

Philip J. Fry19/02/2015

My take as an anti- ...

My take as an anti-realist:
For me, math is seemingly created. We invented math as a way for us to be
more concise about measurements, designs, ratios, and so forth. Mathematics
does not happen naturally in tje universe, and unlike biochemistry,
biology, and any life science, we cannot see it happen without our
intervention. I do, however, love math now, and I consider it one of the
sole best inventions, ever.

Colby Jack12/04/2015

Well the fact is ...

Well the fact is that although maths is a very good tool to describe and
predict the universe, it is only an approximation.

TheIncredibleD170105/03/2015

I think the anti- ...

I think the anti-realistic way is more consistent. I think we can see that
we sort of "create" geometry, for example. The natural geometry for us is
obviously an Euclidean Geometry, but as physicists saw that it doesn't
really apply to our world, then they had to search for another kind of “non
natural” geometry that they call Riemannian Geometry which, as far as I
know, is more appropriate to describe relativistic phenomena. So maybe, if
we find out some phenomena where it's better to think that 1+2 doesn't
equal to 3, someone would end up by developing new concepts to “create” a
new mathematic where 1+2 differs from 3.

Gaudio Wind30/03/2015

Wow I learn ...

Wow I learn something new everyday, subscribed

Nimbus14/06/2015

Math exists exactly ...

Math exists exactly as what it is; the universe exists as exactly what it
is; the universe is complex physical math equations (the interactions of
quantity, geometry); math can only exist first with physicality, and since
the universe exists, and potentially will always exist, I suppose there is
a realm of forms like perfect abstract essence of math which is timeless
and beyond the manifestations of substance at any given time; When the
first man said; let 1 = 1 and 0 = 0; and 2 = 1 + 1; before that man thought
or said of anything else, it was already true that 1 + 1 + 1 = 3; and so it
seems as if the self consistency of math follows from the simplest axioms,
which may be timeless, and 'exist' even if they dont exist, perhaps in a
sense of the realm of potential; How in ways 'tommorow' exists today, or
its knowledge can effect now;....maybe

Imafungi12308/05/2015

Never believe in ...

Never believe in objective reality again.

Mankind Global Media Network30/05/2015

I know I'm late, ...

I know I'm late, but here's my thought. Math can be applied to nearly
everything in some form or another. But this application is always either
predicting or describing some behavior. So, to my mind, the best analogue
for math from other fields of science would be laws and theories. All
describe and predict natural phenomena, but the phenomena will continue to
take place whether we understand it or not, or even whether we're here to
observe it or not. Math, like laws and theories, is created by humans to
describe the mechanisms of certain occurrences. It does not exist as its
own entity, but that in no way diminishes its importance.

TasteDatRainbow26/06/2015

*holds brain* ;-;

*holds brain* ;-;

αкαяι ѕєиραι20/05/2015

How is math not ...

How is math not real? Let's assume there is no one to observe, intelligent
or not, if you take one stone and another stone, it would be always TWO,
regardless of observers. Sure, the word "two" wouldn't exist, neither the
number "2" but there would be 1+1 stones. It will NEVER end up in 3 stones,
or 4 or 1, it always be 2. If you take one away, it will always remain 1
stone.
You can't take that away, it's not fiction, it's quite plainly reality. If
math wasn't real, then it could happen that one stone and another stone
would suddenly produce out of thin air 10 more stones. Why? Why not, math
doesn't exist, right?
But since it does exist, since the universe runs on consistent logic, math
is a feature of the universe.

Kibate08/06/2015

Great Video from ...

Great Video from PBS Idea Channel on whether or not math actually exist.

Brandy A. Hyatt11/05/2015

In physics and ...

In physics and chemistry we also make laws that model reality, but they are
not precise like math. 5 + 5 doesn't just equal 10, because we have seen it
happen countless of times and can therefore expect to happen again. 5 + 5 =
10, because we understand numbers and have come up with some nifty
mathematical symbols and notation like + and =
Math is just math. It is not something that exist and it is not a product
of our brain. 5 + 5 = 10 was true before we developed brains to understand
it.
... Even if all humans were stupid and all our mathematical proofs is
product of countless miscalculations. Math is still there just in a
different way than we thought.

Anders Gammelgård-Larsen29/06/2015

Wait, are we sure ...

Wait, are we sure we can see "physics"? We can see objects (kinda) and we
describe those objects with equations and principles of physics, but we
can't see Newton's first law. We can see objects (kinda) that obey the
first law, but we can't see the first law. We can see objects that obey
mathematical correlations too so I guess I don't see the difference
clearly.

We Are Showboat14/02/2015

You have overlooked ...

You have overlooked one crucial thing. Science is faith as well, People
used to think that the earth is the center of the universe. Most people had
faith in it thus it was science. We all think that the Sun is the center
now but that may not really be the case. Science may also be a creation of
the human mind. In fact, if you think about it, nothing can be really said
to be of the universe

Lindle Lee12/01/2015

Maths is more of a ...

Maths is more of a tool than a language IMO. The most powerful tool
humanity ever or more probably could ever make if I may add.

Zune Nebula19/05/2015

I wasn't mad you ...

I wasn't mad you said my mother was a hamster, but for GOD's SAKE why did
you have to say my father smells of elder berries? He has a condition,
Matt, not cool.
Yeah, I'd say that math exists and yet doesn't exist. Essentially, math is
a construct, an invention, one of(if not the) the greatest inventions of
humanity. Yet, the concepts that mathematics deals with, and extrapolates
on, exist. Math does not exist. It is the invented perception of humanity,
through this perception we can conceive and perceive things we could only
theorize on previously. Math in essence is a perception. A way in which we
take the nearly (if not) infinite and omnipresent signals of the Cosmos,
and translate that to something tangible, relatable, "real", or even
manipulatable. Just like a sensory organ, and your central nervous system.

Keith Buckson01/05/2015

Math is just our ...

Math is just our way of understanding the universe,the forces and
activities around us in simple and systematic way. for example if we cannot
perceive 1+1=2 it will be impossible for us to understand and simplify the
ways of nature and the complexity of the universe.

Kiran Kumar11/06/2015

I like to think ...

I like to think that Math it is a little bit of both, it exists in the
sense that it can describe almost anything and get to conclusions but all
the symbols and concepts behind math are our own doing, it is our way of
describing all the phenomena we witness in the Universe, so effectively
math does not happen, it is just our way of explaining what in fact
happens. But all the symbols we use in Math are purely invented and have
nothing to do with truth behind math, so IMO Math as we know it wouldnt
exist if we werent here because we were the ones that invented it. For
instance, I think that if we ever were to meet an alien being and shared
our Mathematical knowledge there would be a "translation" gap because they
would have a different way of explaining the phenomenons despite reaching
the same conclusions (if I was a betting man I'd say they would use some
sort of Geometrical language that could describe everything in the Universe
because Math started off by the analysis of shapes and only after did we
invent the concept of numbers).

Celestino Portela07/05/2015

All life uses math, ...

All life uses math, not just humans. Down to the tiniest cell, life does
millions of calculations just to stay alive. I.e. how much do I need to
eat? How much do I need to breathe? How much energy do I need to move?
Humans are just an invention of a super advanced submicroscopic
civilization attempting to stay alive across uncountable quintillions of
eons.

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