Is math a human invention?

# Is math a human invention?

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**biblegateway.com**

Yes. There's no way for us to know that we are viewing/measuring reality as it is and not as it appears to us.

The question sounds flawed. We should firstly investigate if it is valid.

Thus: what is an invention?

I recently noted that refinement is at least slghtly closer to the truth. But I don't feel satisfied by that.

I think on "human" we can all agree, though it reaches a bit into the realm on "invention"

Is math a human invention?

Nope, it's just counting shit around us. It's an invention in terms of complex thought I guess

Mathematical platonism just means you believe in the existence of mathematical objects as real objective things we study, rather than some fictional construction of our minds.

Yes, "maths" is a human invention, but we invented something stronger than we could grasp

implying an intelligent species outside of earth would use the exact same math as us

no, its invented. And other civilisations have (if they exist) invented their own language -- equivalent to our math

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laughable

for example, the existence of 2 objects that we can directly coorelate to a mathematical representation.

their own language -- equivalent to our math

There's a difference between Mathematics vs. the superficial culture specific approaches to working with it.

The "equivalency" you're referring to is actual Mathematics. The language details aren't important, the actual stuff underlying the language mapping is discovered.

Intrinsic aspects of mathematics are present, best examples which is always given in first encounter media is prime number sequences and the fibonnaci sequence.

The Bible and Shakespeare were both retarded

Nah, I think it's more likely you're just retarded.**biblegateway.com**

using the bible in an argument about anything besides theology/philosophy

/out/

i would even argue that all potential axioms exist and are just waiting to be discovered

I think the mere existence of the pi number show us that math is actually an invention, a human craft as a tool to understand the nature and to put some standars for engineering applications.

Why is so hard to accept that?

all of these fucking Platonists

Pretty disappointed in this board right now desu senpai

How about the complex numbers and the C set ?

i2=-1 is conterintuitive unless you "imagine" a world where it could exist.