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**Summary::**The problem with Mathematics in Physics

The problem with Mathematics in Physics:

Consider the equation x = y x z

What does it tell us about Physics? Pretty much nothing, I am sure you would agree.

Now consider F = m x a

That's a lot better, it tells us how much force is required to accelerate a certain mass.

Great! But that's not enough, it doesn't actually tell us any Physics.

Why? Because it doesn't tell us why mass resists force. That is the Physics part.

And that unfortunately is often all mathematics can ever do.

So my parting comment to Physicists, and Cosmologists especially, is to also give us the underlying Physics and not just the math.