Mathematics, discovered or invented?
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July 25th, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Location: NSW, Australia
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What you guys are doing is the same as saying that an apple is the same thing as the word "apple" when in reality one is an object and the other is the word we use to describe that object.
Precisely. The Apple exists and has its properties regardless of whether we choose to describe or label it. The words and labels have been invented, but the reality they describe is discovered.
What do you all think about the notion that maths, being perfect a perfect system (100% consistent, no issues, contradictions, etc) cannot be man-made?
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