Hello. It's been a long time since posting. I'm a layman who is intrigued but very confused about something I read recently. This article in Discover Magazine says: "We now know that mathematical truths cannot fall into predictable patterns and that perfect mathematical systems (ones that are complete and without contradictions) are impossible. We see regularity in the physical universe. Photons arriving from fabulously distant and ancient regions of the universe are fundamentally the same as the photons your eyes perceive as you read this page. Mathematical truths are different. Once you have proved one theorem, you have no indication of what the next one will be like or how hard it will be to find. Mathematical ideas are less regular than reality!" Does this make any sense to anyone? I get the part about LQG and everything else but I don't know what to make about these math claims. Here's another quote: "mathematics is never complete and always gets weirder the more you understand it" now this seems to go against the common idea that because string theory is so 'elegant' that it must be true in some way. Instead this is saying that math is not reliable the more you probe? I'm not sure what it's saying. Is it chaos theory? Can someone out there clear up this matter? It's driving me crazy. Here's the whole article http://www.discover.com/issues/oct-06/departments/jarons-world-raft-future/ Much thamks in advance.