hero (hero):

Math Is Fundamental To All Knowledge

6 years ago
hero (hero):

Math is fundamental to all knowledge. no math = no logic no logic = no structure no structure = chaos chaos = confusion confusion = lost lost = limited limited = no growth no growth = no development no development = primitive primitive = ignorant ignorant = no knowledge therefore, no math = no knowledge

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Also, math is aesthetically pleasing. Geometry is the building block (no pun intended) for ancient Greek culture, for instance.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Would there be no logic without maths?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

math didnt always exist and if no math=no development than we wouldnt be alive...

6 years ago
hero (hero):

Without math, logic couldn't possibly exist because math is fundamental to logic. That's like asking if day could exist without night.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

it depends on your definition of what maths is and what logic is.

6 years ago
hero (hero):

Math has always existed even before mankind. Without math, the universe as we know it wouldn't exist.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

I think maths may have formalized logic. But the human brain is naturally conditioned to act in some kind of logical way most of the time. Monkeys seem to know logic, but they don't seem to do maths particularly.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

okay now youre getting religious which is just going to divert opinions

6 years ago
hero (hero):

Okay, I won't go to the religious with it, but the word God has more than one meaning. It doesn't have to be interpreted religously.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@scarydoor That's correct. But on the other hand, abstraction, the building block of our perception of the world, was developed together with the Maths and Philosophy. So yeah, I agree with you, that depends on the definition of logic, indeed.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

This will either get religious or get into all kinds of physics theorys and controversy over the definition of math. i hope thats what u wanted

6 years ago
hero (hero):

No, I'm just going to stop while I'm ahead.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

im afraid youre already behind

6 years ago
hero (hero):

I only posted what I posted for moral humor. It was never to be taken seriously.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (kropot72):

Maths is the only exact tool that we have. Even uncertainty and probability can be quantified.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (apoorvk):

Maths definitely lends 'exactness' to logic. It helps to 'quantify' data. But I believe it's logic that led to maths, not the other way around. Because there is something that is 'zilch', we have 'zero'. Because there was something limitless, we have what we call 'infinity'. Because there was an 'instant', something that 'almost' equaled something but wasn't 'exactly' equal to it, we have 'calculus'. Maths undoubtedly cannot be ignored, is undeniable, but logic is quintessential. Maths without logic is like a body without soul. :)

6 years ago
OpenStudy (inkyvoyd):

According to what you said - YOu used math to prove that. You cannot prove the consistency of a system with the same system. Problem?

6 years ago
OpenStudy (inkyvoyd):

@Hero

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@inkyvoyd, not sure. Look at metamathematics (the area of maths which uses maths to study maths) to see if it's a problem. Apparently it's possible in some instances, so maybe.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Platonistic nonsense.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (apoorvk):

^^Exactly.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

whoa @.@

6 years ago
hero (hero):

I figured you might have more to say than just that.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (apoorvk):

that was a tag lol!@rebeccaskell94

6 years ago
hero (hero):

@lalaly

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Well, I think you're post was fine ...but the convo that ensued made it hard to just make a comment. Yeah, I saw @apoorvk

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lalaly):

hi hero nice post and thanks for the tag lol

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

*your

6 years ago
OpenStudy (mani_jha):

'Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere'-Albert Einstein I agree that mathematics is very essential, but certainly not everything. In fact, Michael Faraday never used Maths to study electromagnetism(he did that experimentally). Maths is just a description of an artificial set of numbers. Physics is the description of what is around you. In short, I want to say Physics > Maths

6 years ago
hero (hero):

Math is also fundamental to Physics as well. Physics seems to be more intriguing, substantial, and fulfilling for mankind nevertheless.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (apoorvk):

\[\huge \mathfrak{\color{}{FEEL .is. Everything}}\]

6 years ago
OpenStudy (apoorvk):

atleast something.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (mani_jha):

Right, hero. One of the greatest achievements of Maths is Calculus, and it was developed mainly to describe physical phenomena(Newton was a major contributor). Calculus is the best thing about Maths, because it describes the real world, and so does co-ordinate geometry. But otherwise, Maths just seems artificial and theoretical. For example, Maths predicts that an electric charge has a field around it that extends till infinity! But I don't that there is any force far away. Maths says it is too small. But there is no evidence that the 'too small' force exists!

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

@Mani_Jha define "best"

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lifeisadangerousgame):

I still dislike math.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

It's supposed to be a question: "Is Math Is Fundamental To All Knowledge?" Answer, no.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (mani_jha):

Lol..How to define that? What I wanted to say is that Calculus is the greatest achievement in Mathematics, because it has brought about the marriage of science and Maths!

6 years ago
hero (hero):

I don't remember putting the is or the question mark, but okay.

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

It says in the box "Ask a question...." :-)

6 years ago
OpenStudy (lifeisadangerousgame):

lol

6 years ago
hero (hero):

Mine says "ask a question" or "make a statement". Green level privilege

6 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

A secret box....

6 years ago