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Math as an universal language

  1. Aug 19, 2009 #1
    question about math as an universal language

    Hi
    I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, my first time here
    I have some interest in thing like SETI and was curious about mathematics, as a universal language to communicate with ET, using prime numbers and such

    As math is based on human logic,definitions and assumptions Is this truly a statement I can blindly accept ?
    Can alien intelligence have a type of math or logic that is so different we can't understand it?
    Part of why i am curious about this is I seen in SCI-fI is that chemistry is the one true universal language because of the periodic table
    Are there books or websites that talk about this in layman terms?
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2009
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