I enjoyed reading the opinions the following people:
Skintless, gwyni, Alexander, bruce, Yanniru and Edward.
Now for a weird idea of mine.
IS THE UNIVERSE ANALOG OR IS IT DIGITAL?
We talk about the frequency of light, and at the same time we say that light travels in “quanta”. Electrons and Photons behaving as waves and partials at the same time. There is a mystery here, has science solved it yet?
The qualities that we assign to god are omnipotent, omni-present. With those qualities anything can be done with God’s imagination. God imagines the Universe into existence, knowing all possibilities,
( quantum mechanics ). All possible Universes can exist or even co-exist. Some of these Universes would cancel each other out, that is extreme realities would likely exist for short periods but get cancelled out by its opposite.
This gives God the means to test his creation and all the possible variations that can be. God endows each Universe with a free will. If that Universe follows a middle path based on the laws of that Universe, it continues to exist. If that Universe follows an extreme path, then by its very nature, it would attract its opposite and get cancelled out.
It the same as the teaching of both Buddha and Christ and other prophets that one should follow the middle road.
As for mathematics, it is a valid measuring and numbering system. However numbers can be manipulated to fit observations or even invented to fit observations. Even Einstein did it when it came to the Universal Constant. He fudged his theory and then later regretted it. Don’t get me wrong, numbers do have a truth of their own. Engineering and Economics would be nothing with out numbers.