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!
> http://www.futuretg.com/FTHumanEvolutionCourse/FTFreeLearningKits/01-MA-Mathematics,%20Economics%20and%20Preparation%20for%20University/001-MA01-HI00-High%20School%20Mathematics,%20Preparation%20and%20Recreational%20Science/13%20-%20Recreational%20Science/D.E.Littlewood%20-%20The%20Skeleton%20Key%20of%20Mathematics%5BHarper,%20136p%5D.pdf
> 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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