[NTLK] OT: A Future That is a Singularity - Evolution
andy_otter at ntlworld.com
Tue Mar 30 05:02:08 EDT 2010
I'll have to look at this, but in the meantime, a couple of thoughts:
Mathematics sits outside of time, not just in the sense that what is
mathematically "true" is irrespective of time from but also that there
in no "then" or "next" in mathematics; all is just so at the instantl.
That is not to say that mathematics cannot model time-oriented
systems, in those cases time is merely a variable in a singular
mathematical object if you will.
On the issue of being solely the product of the human mind, I am
reminded to revisit a piece written (I think by Eugene Wigner around
1960) called "the unreasonable effectiveness of mathematics"!
On 29 Mar 2010, at 07:18, Jon Glass wrote:
> U wouldn't put too much faith in
> mathematics fo predicting future. Math is descriptive not
> prescriptive. And what is possible I'm math may not be physically
> possible. Lastly it is worth pondering that mathematics is 100% a
> human invention. U think that sometimes it seems the perfect science
> for that reason alone--it is solely the product of the human mind. And
> yes I'm more the philosophical type (intuitive vs analytical) so take
> what I say with a huge block of salt. ;-)
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