On 14 January 2014 13:04, Stephen Paul King <stephe...@provensecure.com>wrote:
> Dear LizR,
> What would happen is mathematics did not amazingly match up with the
> patterns of phenomena of the physical world? Think about it. We expect a
> model of a system to match that system as best possible, so what is magical
> about symbolic representational systems that obey rules?
The "magical thing" is that it isn't a model of the real world, but
nevertheless, models of the real world can be built using it.
> I somehow miss the amazement. Maybe because I have to actually study and
> understand the most arcane math ever imagined...
I can see that would help.
> Try this!
> I don't have time to read books very often. If you can give some examples
that illustrate your point, that would be helpful.
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