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Ideas and images from a post on the "i09" weblog 8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve

I found a post titled "8 Great Philosophical Questions That We'll Never Solve" It was from the i09 weblog. I decided to share my ideas about these questions. Let me know what you think.

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"Mathematical structures can consist of numbers, sets, groups, and points — but are they real objects, or do they simply describe relationships that necessarily exist in all structures?" 

I think that numbers only describe what is "real" and have no real existence outside of our minds.





6 comments:

  1. a nice question...
    numbers are the only sureness... much more than words..
    ciao e passa un buon fine settimana !

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    1. Godere un buon fine de settimana.
      I think that's how to write it.
      ciao

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  3. The numbers are only symbols. The math functions and relationships that predict and constrain physical objects like a bubble or a planet appear to work throughout our universe even if no one thinks about it.
    I found an interesting book (good but not great) titled "Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn" that spends many pages pondering what reality is.
    The other big mystery is my love of bacon.

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    1. That's a good point! The relationships exist even outside our minds.

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