>When I talk about "pure mathematics" I mean that kind of mathematics you have 
>in GameOfLife.  There you have "gliders" that move in the GameOfLife-universe, 
>and these gliders interact with eachother when they meet.  These gliders you 
>can see as physical objects.  These physical objects are reducible to pure 
>mathematics, they are the consequences of the rules behind GameOfLife.


That kind of mathematics - models of cellular automata -  is the
domain of the theory of computation.  These are just that - models.
But there is no reason for thinking that the models or mathematical
rules are identical to the physical entities themselves just because
these rules/models can precisely predict/explain the behaviour of the
physical objects.

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