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35 Responses to Is God a Mathematician?

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    January 3, 2013 at 7:31 am
    Link: Is God a Mathematician? - Michio Kaku says that God could be a mathematician...or is mathematics `God`?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Is God a mathmetician? Don`t know.
    All we know for sure is that God is not a woman.
    If God were a woman sperm would taste like chocolate.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 7:53 am
    God`s Asian????
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 7:54 am
    If that`s the case how come cars can`t drive themselves?
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 7:59 am
    how can someone so smart be so stupid, not in the funny sheldon way
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 8:09 am
    Hmm interesting so I guess gravity doesn`t really exist.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 8:25 am
    I`ve not watched it yet. Somebody tell me if he manages to squeeze a shot of himself ice skating into the video. He always seems to in anything else I`ve seen him in, usually under the pretext of explaining centripetal force.
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    Langer Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 8:28 am

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    lovinitmtboy Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 8:40 am
    ajd121 - Yes gravity exists, he said "gravitational pull" doesn`t exist.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    January 3, 2013 at 8:58 am
    At least mathematics is internally consistent and provable without external reference.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 9:08 am
    Well Einstein did say "science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind".
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    January 3, 2013 at 9:25 am
    string theory is BS
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 3, 2013 at 9:31 am
    Except the moon is moving away from Earth whilst the apple falls to Earth. How can the same law apply?
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 9:51 am
    Why do scientists have to attach numbers to everything? Is it some form of OCD? The Universe is based on chaos, and nothing else. There`s no mathematical solution to everything. And, furthermore, the "laws" that apply here do not apply everywhere in the universe.
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:17 am
    see, there is a god.
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:19 am
    @Gerry: For all I know, it might taste like chocolate.

    @Quackor: There was nothing "stupid" in that video, perhaps you are talking about yourself?

    @ajd121: How on earth did you reach that ignorant conclusion?

    @TheGuySmiley: Einstein also said, "It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions... I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it."
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    chalket Male 50-59
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:19 am
    @dm2754: prove it, cite your source, do something to show you`re not really that ignorant.

    @drawman61: do a bit of research. Both the apple and the moon are falling toward Earth. The Earth spins (24 hrs) faster than the moon`s orbit (27.3 days) thus the earth is very slowly transferring it`s rotational energy to the moon, which results in a very slight increase to the moon`s orbit (about 3.8 centimeters per year). It is, however, still falling towards the earth.

    @elderban: Though that is theoretically possible, there is no evidence that physical so-called "universal" laws do not apply everywhere in the universe and much evidence to the contrary. We will never know for sure.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:31 am

    "Why do scientists have to attach numbers to everything?" If you can`t express it in numbers, it`s not "science" it`s "philosophy".

    "Except the moon is moving away from Earth whilst the apple falls to Earth. How can the same law apply?" You did not just ask that question!?
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    klaxor Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:47 am
    Gerry, you can`t explain that, tide goes in, tide goes out
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    mamba Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:57 am
    `Why do scientists have to attach numbers to everything? Is it some form of OCD? The Universe is based on chaos, and nothing else. There`s no mathematical solution to everything. And, furthermore, the "laws" that apply here do not apply everywhere in the universe.`


    Ok, come on, this has got to be a troll.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 11:13 am
    @chalket
    I count 2 now with you, may god be with you!
    wait, its 3 now!
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    jonswan12 Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 12:01 pm
    Better question: Is that man Jimmy Page?
  23. Profile photo of elderban
    elderban Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    @mamba: Scientists have even admitted that the laws of physics that apply to us here on Earth don`t apply everywhere.

    Furthermore, when dark matter/energy is factored into their "equations", the answer they come up with is "infinity times infinity". Further proof that there`s no absolute mathematical "answer" to the universe.

    It`s all random chaos. Just like the fact that you were the one of the ~250,000,000 sperm that made it to the egg.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 1:50 pm
    I wasn`t going to comment anything until I read what people were saying ... now I`m even less inclined to discuss physics.

    I will say however, that it bugs me a lot when scientists use the word "god" to loosely refer to natural phenomena or personal convictions, if nothing else because it helps religious zealots misquote them when fighting to impose their ignorant creed upon education.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 1:51 pm
    @Quackor: I feel the exact same way about Michio Kaku.
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    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    @elderban: To which equations are you referring? Dark matter vastly exceeds normal matter, but it interacts very weakly (seldomly) with normal matter, though because of the large ammount of it clustered together its gravitational force can be measured (by the bending of light.) Dark energy, however, is completely different. It accounts for most of the mass/energy (E=MC^2) in the universe and is pushing everything away from everything else at an ever-increasing rate. It may, ultimately, become strong enough, in trillions of years, to rip apart atoms. Or it may not. This is the current leading edge of research. Finally, infinity times infinity is a valid operation (=infinity), but the errors in equations that popup in certain calculations (Einstein + quantum mechanics = error) are like a greater than 100% probability of something, or division by zero. Hope this helps. ;)
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm
    Why do scientists have to attach numbers to everything?
    The numbers are already attached, we are just finding more of the attachments as we go.

    Furthermore, when dark matter/energy is factored into their "equations", the answer they come up with is "infinity times infinity".
    This is nonsense.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm
    This guy kicks degrasse`s ass.
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    January 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    "This guy kicks degrasse`s ass."

    Amen to that.

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    carmium Female 50-59
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    January 3, 2013 at 6:17 pm
    elderban:
    New IAB rule: no comments from people who never went to high school.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 9:25 pm
    stimulating
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm
    If you think you understand string theory, then you don`t understand string theory.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    January 3, 2013 at 10:15 pm
    Thank you Lissy. And I would tend to agree with you Silver - but I think the public having a grasp of it that is at least equivalent to their understanding of E=mc2 (beyond Einstein sticking his tongue out), would still be preferable to nothing. I`d rather they not be assuming that I`m talking about quilts (or the World`s newest villain - the Knitter).
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    January 5, 2013 at 3:56 am
    I cannot believe such an intelligent man would even use "god" in a sentence. People! There are no gods, alien ufos, ghosts or bigfoot!
    Grow up and face reality, the universe is a big place and we are but stardust . . .
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    January 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    photomstr theoretical physicists do it a lot. It`s not god as you may understand it... i think it stems from the facts that basically math is the cumulative total of human`s pure reasoning (internal), there is no explanation why that should coincide with anything physical (external), but it does, very well. Hence there is a omnipotent overarching law of sorts, and that is best encapsulated in the word god.

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