Humans Didn't Invent Math. The World Is Made of It

Humans Didn't Invent Math. The World Is Made of It
Angela Piazza/The Victoria Advocate via AP

Many people think that mathematics is a human invention. To this way of thinking, mathematics is like a language: it may describe real things in the world, but it doesn’t “exist” outside the minds of the people who use it.

But the Pythagorean school of thought in ancient Greece held a different view. Its proponents believed reality is fundamentally mathematical.

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