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squawbum

I believe that math is a human creation and imperfect and thus cannot be relied on to explain the universe. However the fundamental tool used by theoretical physicists in trying to explain the universe is the human construct known as "mathematics". The only explanation on the reliance on math is because physicists have "faith" in math much like religious people have "faith" in a higher power.

Why do I believe this? Because 1 divided 3 is an human created impossible description of a possible reality. Here is an example. If you take three lines, each measuring 2 feet exactly and combine them into one line, you get a single line measuring 6 feet.

If 6 feet equals 1 Unit, then the result of 1 Unit divided by 3 is an impossible mathmatical description of the actual length because we know for a fact that that single line divided by 3 WILL equal three lines of exact measure.

In one context, the lines are equal and in another they are not. This is a mathmatical paradox and proves that math is actually relative to human perception and perspective. This being the case, how can we have such "faith" that the conclusions of theoretical physicists are correct? For example, negative energy must exist because we have positive energy to "balance" the equation? That might be right in theory but is it right in reality?

Am I just full of it here or are these legitimate concerns?

Take care.