Discussion in 'The Locker Room' started by Marzupial, Dec 17, 2019.
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But the concept of a square-root isn't necessarily abstract; it's just a power function with an exponent of 1/2.
We see this commonly in nature, which is why it's common in mathematics.
That's what I meant. Once you go deep enough, all the "abstract" concepts have applicability.
I am like God, and God like me. I am as large as God, He is as small as I. He cannot above me, nor I beneath Him be.
None of us are gods in any form. Our insignificant lives can be snuffed out in a millisecond and the world wouldn't skip a beat Less than a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of humans on this earth would even care if any of us died right this second
We are organic matter. No more significant to the world then an ant you probably stepped on while walking up to your office door
The anatomy of a human arm can be observed via a dead body without having to cut up my own. How can I do the same with time without the use of a quantum centrifuge?
But what if the entire system as a whole is god. To you it looks like just a bunch of individual organism on the planet but what if we were just parts of a larger organism just like the cells in are body are to us? An individual cell in your body doesn’t necessary understand that you are going to work EVENTHOUGH work is clearly a part of its reality. It’s just that it’s outside of that cell’s reality frame.
The leanest Burger in the world can be the meanest Burger in the world
Only if you cook it that way
We ARE all connected. Thats my point is people see life as individual organisms but we are no more significant than an insect...we think we are though.
hmm square root is a man made abstract concept that has applications in the real world, there are patterns in nature in which you can apply square roots but square roots don't exist in concrete form
a root is a solution to polynomial equation, a square root is just a solution to a particular polynomial equation x^2
i understand what you are saying, but i think pi and e are better examples of math that is both concrete and abstract
And (one of) the kinematic equations, for example, is a polynomial equation that describes acceleration, which we see all day every day in nature.
yeah, the kinematic equations is why newton is one of the goats, he was able to observe nature and extract a set of equations that explained the acceleration of moving object and the orbit of the planets
but what is interesting is that there is another set of equations called Hamiltonians, invented by another physicist, that do the same thing Newton's kinematic equations do
so that is why I would hesitate to call equations concrete and observable because the equations we use are just a particular set of abstractions, there are other abstractions out there that are undiscovered and valid, equations are just abstractions that we use to model nature and the concrete world
This entire thread is just word salad
I've always found it mad interesting that the perception of tome changes as you age.
10-18 felt like the slowest most painful thing imaginable, looking back at 28. I realize those years flew by.
19-28 felt like it moved so damn quickly, like my memory skips between years. But really so much has occurred, so many new experiences and failures/successes. This shyt really moved slow af.
At the end of the day time is all man made