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Mathematical Reality Vs. Physical Reality

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Posted by Infinidi on April 21, 2000 00:44:57 UTC

Is mathematical reality based on physical reality or physical reality based on mathematical reality?
If our reality is based on some Platonic mathematical reality then where is this reality, aside from the obvious answer of existing as ideas in our minds? Physical reality operates according to rules of logic and mathematics. If the universe is randomness then why is it so much in harmony with reason, logic, and mathematics? If God created this world why is there so much evil in it? One argument is that God created the best of all possible worlds but surely an omnipotent and omniscient God could make a better world if I myself could imagine a better world. If there is a God that created this universe then He must have created all possible universes and in this way God is not reponsible for the evil that would exist in some of the parallel universes including ours. But why would God create all possible universes if he did so? Is infinity real or just a figment of our imagination? Just some thoughts.

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