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Posted by Harvey on September 18, 2001 05:04:07 UTC

Mario,

As Alex pointed out the theory behind our physics is grounded in mathematical language. If every science is ultimately reduced to physics and all of physics is reduced to math, then the question arises on whether *everything* is math. Of course, the paradox to that supposition is that if everything is mathematical then how is that we are able to lie and make mathematical errors when we do math. That is, what allows us the freedom from mathematical order so that we are not so connected to the 'math world' that we actually cause a clear contradiction to that order?

This, ironically, is related to an atheist argument against theism (i.e., if God is perfect why are there imperfect facts about the world, and if God is solely good why is there evil in the world (also called theodicy)).

I don't think Alex has an appreciation for the depth that this problem presents.

Warm regards, Harv

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