tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8543900112726739272.post8247325526497983098..comments2011-04-28T11:44:07.274+03:00Comments on Steven, YAV: Mathematics and HospitalitySteven Mason Smithhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10331959227069634771noreply@blogger.comBlogger3125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8543900112726739272.post-59848299322403442652011-04-26T03:13:00.096+03:002011-04-26T03:13:00.096+03:00I think math existed in nature before we defined i...I think math existed in nature before we defined it. I see the patterns on a seashell or a butterfly wing and see math.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8543900112726739272.post-13354489373883821402011-04-20T17:59:31.680+03:002011-04-20T17:59:31.680+03:00So this is a really tough question to approach...
...So this is a really tough question to approach...<br /><br />Math research is about discovering the hidden properties of systems we have defined using our own definitions. To do math we have to have a system of rules to work with. But would those rules be valid in a universe where we had not explicitly defined them? My answer is yes, and my opinion is that mathematics pre-exists in nature.Steven Mason Smithhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10331959227069634771noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8543900112726739272.post-59791748320565651482011-04-20T17:53:55.954+03:002011-04-20T17:53:55.954+03:00http://sunflowerexperiment.com/images/sunflower%20...<a rel="nofollow">http://sunflowerexperiment.com/images/sunflower%20center.jpg></a><br /><br /><a rel="nofollow">http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9g1Ege5PHsE/TRDUWEZxQ8I/AAAAAAAADI0/wVHmwWfQEgU/s1600/snowflakes.jpg</a><br /><br /><a rel="nofollow">http://www.maths.surrey.ac.uk/hosted-sites/R.Knott/Fibonacci/romanesque.jpg</a><br /><br /><a rel="nofollow">http://www.miqel.com/images_1/fractal_math_patterns/natural-patterns/Fern.jpg</a>Michelle Thilgeshttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05814522778424853290noreply@blogger.com