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Do you think math is the language of the universe? Why or why not?

lucythetooth 2012/07/01 04:17:47
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  • Elaine Magliacane 2012/07/01 13:54:14
    Yes, it is, because...
    Elaine Magliacane
    +1
    2 + 2 = 5 if you believe Big Brother... LOL
  • endthefed.soundmoney 2012/07/01 13:46:22
    What? Y U No Make Sense?
    endthefed.soundmoney
    +1
    me don`t like math 2+2=6
  • BobbyOdd 2012/07/01 13:38:31
    Undecided
    BobbyOdd
    +1
    whisper to me sweet quadratic equations, my love!
  • miranda monet 2012/07/01 13:15:32
    Yes, it is, because...
    miranda monet
    +1
    We may not like math but its the language of the universe. It all comes down to numbers that explains everything.
  • jimmie 2012/07/01 12:36:16
    Yes, it is, because...
    jimmie
    +1
    The numbers don't lie.
  • Duane Drummond 2012/07/01 12:29:11
    Yes, it is, because...
    Duane Drummond
    +1
    You don't have to speak any language to know 2+2=4
  • NYCbrit 2012/07/01 11:59:27
    Yes, it is, because...
    NYCbrit
    +1
    It all comes down to math...
  • Red Pixy 2012/07/01 11:49:22
    Yes, it is, because...
    Red Pixy
    +1
    because you can use math even when you talk..
  • Nekosarethebest 2012/07/01 11:32:03
    Yes, it is, because...
    Nekosarethebest
    +1
    They don't have different signs for numbers and functions...
  • Bill 2012/07/01 10:47:28
    No, it's not. It's this instead...
    Bill
    +1
    Math is a tool just like other forms of education. It is essential for everyday use, but, I am of the opinion that it is not the language of the universe.
  • Vijay Pawar 2012/07/01 10:15:13
    What? Y U No Make Sense?
    Vijay Pawar
    +1
    Then why do people hate it. Very few like it.
  • Mike 2012/07/01 08:43:11
    Yes, it is, because...
    Mike
    +1
    human language is used only on earth.
  • Terry McGinnis 2012/07/01 08:18:43
    Yes, it is, because...
    Terry McGinnis
    +2
    Everything in ALL sciences can be broken down into a mathematical equation.

    EVERYTHING :)
  • jiggy 2012/07/01 08:07:19
    Undecided
    jiggy
    +1
    If I'm reading the question the way it was intended...

    To a certain extent it could be.

    It's what we use to describe the world around us in absolute terms. But we're just communicating to ourselves. That another sentient species somewhere in the universe would think in any way similar to us is a big assumption.

    I understand that there is some math that "just is." But you have to think a certain way to even get to the point of recognizing that.

    We humans have been around for roughly 45-50 thousand years. We didn't discover Pi until about 4000 years ago. So, we were around for 90% or more of our existence before we discovered something that "just is." Fricken, "zero" wasn't even a "real thing" until around 650AD.

    So, it's possible, I guess. If we could get the math of one species to map onto the math of another.

    The periodic elements are at least tied with math for universal language. At the very least the will probably form the alphabet that alien species use with each other. Assuming they are both close in technological development.
  • TheTruth1313 2012/07/01 06:46:56
    Yes, it is, because...
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    Ultimately, life is a series of binaries. And numbers translate the same via math, no matter what the language.
  • ReindeerWS6 2012/07/01 06:01:52
    Yes, it is, because...
    ReindeerWS6
    +2
    No matter where you are in the universe, everybody loves Pi! :-P
  • fortycal_sig 2012/07/01 05:53:36
    No, it's not. It's this instead...
    fortycal_sig
    +2
    I think that ultimately, the "language" of the universe is the universe itself. That's tautological, but I'm not confident that our paltry knowledge is adequate to a better answer. Math, like any human construct, is an abstraction tool that we use to model what is really going on, and fundamentally it's an approximation, not the actual truth.
  • Tim Upham 2012/07/01 05:33:57
    Yes, it is, because...
    Tim Upham
    +1
    I had Martians help me with my fractions.
  • Skye 2012/07/01 05:33:34
    What? Y U No Make Sense?
    Skye
    +1
    Hopefully it's English D:
  • stevmackey 2012/07/01 05:28:58
    Yes, it is, because...
    stevmackey
    +1
    Until it changes. How many years existed before they found the error in the log log scale?
  • lurx: the soda jerk 2012/07/01 05:26:04
    Yes, it is, because...
    lurx: the soda jerk
    +1
    To a certain extent, because mathematics quantitatively explains the laws of nature so much better than any other tradition language.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/07/01 05:18:56
    Yes, it is, because...
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    It hasn't let us down yet, considering the experts still rely on it.
  • Josh Stephens 2012/07/01 05:08:52
    Yes, it is, because...
    Josh Stephens
    +1
    Everything is math... I know because Numb3rs says so
  • lucythe... Josh St... 2012/07/01 16:46:26
    lucythetooth
    That's what made me think of this question. I was looking for something to watch on Netflix streaming and decided to rewatch the series since I hadn't seen it for a while. :-)
  • Josh St... lucythe... 2012/07/01 20:43:01
    Josh Stephens
    +1
    That show is pretty cool imo. Well played, sir!
  • Dzeeng 2012/07/01 05:04:39
    Yes, it is, because...
    Dzeeng
    +2
    1 2 3 и тд
  • lurx: t... Dzeeng 2012/07/01 05:27:10
  • Megan's a soul collector 2012/07/01 05:02:33
    Undecided
    Megan's a soul collector
    +2
    no, because math sucks, therefore I hate it and it doesn't get any good votes from me.
  • poochzilla 2012/07/01 04:59:10
    Yes, it is, because...
    poochzilla
    +1
    Math is a universal language.
  • TuringsChild 2012/07/01 04:58:58
    Yes, it is, because...
    TuringsChild
    +2
    I'll go with what physicists and mathematicians say.
  • geegee 2012/07/01 04:58:11
    Yes, it is, because...
    geegee
    +1
    Yeah, it probably is... but I will NEVER speak it !!
  • JwonGalt 2012/07/01 04:57:54
    Yes, it is, because...
    JwonGalt
    +1
    This may be radical of me, but I do not care. I believe Math is the language of God(s) which is why I do not follow Abrahamic religions, they base everything off of faith, and not mathematics (which is essentially logic), like Hermeticism, and Neo Platonism
  • selena costa 2012/07/01 04:57:19 (edited)
    Undecided
    selena costa
    +1
    I HATE MATH! I failed my algebra final :/ have to make it up on july 11th
  • tblackb 2012/07/01 04:52:34
    Yes, it is, because...
    tblackb
    +1
    everything is math related in some way
  • Dagon 2012/07/01 04:52:01
  • Jenni 2012/07/01 04:51:39
    Undecided
    Jenni
    +1
    Math is kind of made up by humans, not the entire universe.
  • 2789847 2012/07/01 04:48:09
  • Dodgerfan 2012/07/01 04:21:10
    Yes, it is, because...
    Dodgerfan
    +2
    Without math there would have never been space exploration and even the basic formulations for how the solar system works.

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