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Over the last couple of days I have given some thought relating to the "Math" topics brought up in this forum recently. Rather than "Throwing Down" some quick non-sensicle response immediately after the posting of those threads, I gave it a few days, so I could mull it around in my head, which helped me form a concise set of Pure-Frontier-Gibberish-Based thoughts which I have decided to share with you now.

After seeing threads going back and forth as to "What math is" or who it relates to etc. I have come to a few simple (hopefully simple) conclusions.

1. With respect to "Our Minds", Math, no matter how simple or complex we think it to be, is the "Perfect Toolset", for our use, that can apply to everything we have done, thought, etc, and will do, think, etc. It is how we get around existence, life, and ourselves. It is our logical toolset that can help us move, approach the inexplainable, and then move on to conquer/understand it. Math is our bridge to everthing outside our five senses and emotional/communicative confines. Actually, math is another form of pure communication. It is our toolset to fortify/verify our existence. It is our "Logical Pla-Doh".

So, to go and answer questions like:

1. Does 2+2=4 still compute that way if no one is around to compute it? Well, as far as I am concerned, yes... It would just be a lonely equation, hangin' around, until someone came into being to look and say "hey, yeah, hmmm, two plus two does equal four. Let's check. Yep that's right."

2. Math and the single Universe (or do you say Omniverse):

Remember, math relates to us and not to "the universe". But I am sure that we will/can prove that the universe exists, from a mathematical standpoint, some day. Like I said above (and I believe), that Math helps us bridge the outside to our inner-senses. At the moment, I can see what I believe to be the universe (stars, heavens etc.) and with some scientific measurements I can prove that objects exist in this non-mathematically-proven universe. So, what I am saying is that I do not need Math to prove something exists that I can feel/sense (establish a relationship) with just about any of my five senses (maybe sixth - just kidding...)

3. Math=Truth: (and I say)

"The following statement is true. The preceding statement was false."

And finally:

"Math, The final frontier, To reach out, And to boldly go where no protractor has gone before...

In Circles..."

Sincerely,

Rubbish

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