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Psalm 78
. . . we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, his power, and the wonders he has done. .
so the next generation would know them . . . and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Who Invented Math?

Did people invent mathematics? Or did they merely discover it?

Mario Livio contemplates the issue in Scientific American--without crediting our Creator. Still, the astrophysicist's observations remind me that mathematics and the very laws of nature declare the glory of God:
This careful selection of problems and solutions [by mathematicians] only partially accounts for mathematics’s success in describing the laws of nature. Such laws must exist in the first place! Luckily for mathematicians and physicists alike, universal laws appear to govern our cosmos: an atom 12 billion light-years away behaves just like an atom on Earth; light in the distant past and light today share the same traits; and the same gravitational forces that shaped the universe’s initial structures hold sway over present-day galaxies. Mathematicians and physicists have invented the concept of symmetry to describe this kind of immunity to change.
Fascinating article that I think happens to reveal the inadequacy of naturalism as a worldview.

Read the whole thing here.

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