Is God a Mathematician?

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago in Misc

Michio Kaku says that God could be a mathematician...or is mathematics "God"?
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Male 1,745
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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Male 766
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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Male 3,631
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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Male 3,431
If you think you understand string theory, then you don`t understand string theory.
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Male 1,150
stimulating
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Female 6,381
elderban:
New IAB rule: no comments from people who never went to high school.
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Male 3,147
"This guy kicks degrasse`s ass."

Amen to that.

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Male 3,631
This guy kicks degrasse`s ass.
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Male 5,811
[quote]Why do scientists have to attach numbers to everything?[/quote]
The numbers are already attached, we are just finding more of the attachments as we go.

[quote]Furthermore, when dark matter/energy is factored into their "equations", the answer they come up with is "infinity times infinity".[/quote]
This is nonsense.
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Male 283
@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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Male 2,516
@Quackor: I feel the exact same way about Michio Kaku.
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Male 2,516
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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Male 390
@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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Male 72
Better question: Is that man Jimmy Page?
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Male 2,855
@chalket
I count 2 now with you, may god be with you!
wait, its 3 now!
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Male 628
`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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Male 646
Gerry, you can`t explain that, tide goes in, tide goes out
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Male 39,904

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

[quote]"Except the moon is moving away from Earth whilst the apple falls to Earth. How can the same law apply?" [/quote] You did not just ask that question!?
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Male 2,711
@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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Male 2,711
@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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Male 686
see, there is a god.
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Male 390
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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Male 7,774
Except the moon is moving away from Earth whilst the apple falls to Earth. How can the same law apply?
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Male 4,238
string theory is BS
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Male 1,243
Well Einstein did say "science without religion is lame, and religion without science is blind".
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Male 15,261
At least mathematics is internally consistent and provable without external reference.
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Male 16
ajd121 - Yes gravity exists, he said "gravitational pull" doesn`t exist.
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Male 399

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Female 2,602
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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Male 638
Hmm interesting so I guess gravity doesn`t really exist.
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Male 2,855
how can someone so smart be so stupid, not in the funny sheldon way
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Male 14,331
If that`s the case how come cars can`t drive themselves?
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Male 14,331
God`s Asian????
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Male 39,904

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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Female 8,043
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