Ideas in the Night

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Mathematics seems to describe amazingly efficiently ”everything” – the whole universe and ”everything” that there is.

But it may be just an illusion that mathematics is this universal to the whole universe.

To certain point the mathematical models seem to work, but it may be beyond human’s understanding to the explain ”everything” and perhaps mathematics by itself is just a product of the human mind that’s abstractions seem to be related to the nature.

Still, in the nature there seems to be something that is substantially mathematical by its nature. But are these “mathematics of nature” equal by their ”nature” to the mathematics that human’s have developed? Like there are only really fractals in pure mathematics and only fractal alike shapes in the nature, perhaps in the nature there is some kind of ”nature’s mathematics” that is in fact something different that human’s mathematics.

If we assume that there is so called ”nature’s mathematics”, are these two mathematical systems related to each other; humans themselves are ”products of the nature”.

What if the mathematics (of humans) about nature are only sophisticated poetry about nature, existence and everything?


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Quote from Stephen Hawking (from the book A Brief History of Time, translated from the Finnish version): ”Gödel’s incompleteness theorem may impose the ultimate limit of our universe, our ability to describe and predict its evolution.” (The expression is probably different in the original English version of the book)