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Topic: JSH: Math is cruel
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Re: Math is God ???
Posted: Nov 18, 2006 5:21 AM
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Brian wrote:
> > I suggest to you that math IS intelligence.
> > It is the sine qua non of intelligence.

> "Sine qua non". An indispensable and essential action, condition, or
> ingredient.
> Here is a link to the 2005 recipients of the Macarthur Foundation's "genius
> grants".
> Among them are a sculptor, a filmmaker, a violinist, a writer, a painter,
> and so on.
> All of them are arguably highly intelligent. But I'll bet some in this
> group
> can't even balance their checkbook.
> Conversely there are many examples of autistic savants with exceptional
> abilities
> to multiply and divide large numbers in their heads or calculate square
> roots,
> but are arguably not very intelligent".

> > So, math is not a rock.
> A sign of intelligence is to reason abstractly from a concrete metaphor.
> An ability you do not seem to possess.

> > Get it?
> Do you?

> > It is absolute intelligence. Complete and total intelligence.
> Hmmm, one of many definitions for God.
> Are you claiming Math is a Deity?
> Ought we to bow down and worship then?

The math does not care.

Even beyond God, there is the math.

The math controls all things in all realities.

It is the Absolute.

Beyond it there is nothing.


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