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Fanduekisses

  • one year ago

Do you think mathematics/ math was discovered or invented?

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  1. Fanduekisses
    • one year ago
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    there is no right or wrong answer, just want to hear from you guys :)

  2. Fanduekisses
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    I personally feel it was invented, a tool to help us understand the world, universe, etc. ?

  3. Fanduekisses
    • one year ago
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    I saw this question and thought it was interesting.

  4. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    i believe it is assumed.

  5. Fanduekisses
    • one year ago
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    Ohh tell us more :) if you want to.

  6. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    You can say for the same thing for English, it was invented to help us communicate, do you think English was discovered? Likewise, why can't we say the same for mathematics?

  7. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    I say Invented Learning math comes naturally so that doesnt mean it was discovered. To say discover, you mean Math was previously unknown and was found out by someone. But I say it was invented a long time ago, but people from the past never knew they were doing math. Cave men for sure used math in someway. So I say Math was invented (when people finally understood what they were doing, Math )

  8. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    Math is a tool

  9. amistre64
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    How we apply that tool is inconsequential to the object we are working to assess.

  10. Kainui
    • one year ago
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    I don't believe math is "inventible" or "constructible". Our minds are a product of nature and we are incapable of creating anything but we can discover things even if what we are discovering our within our minds. So yeah, definitely discovered. =P

  11. amistre64
    • one year ago
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    Socrates spoke of ideals, and how we have the imprint of an ideal in our psyche .. even tho that ideal does not exist in nature. But yet we use the ideal to discern what is natural.

  12. Fanduekisses
    • one year ago
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    Nice, you all have some very interesting thoughts and explanations. :)

  13. Fanduekisses
    • one year ago
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    @amistre64 Yeah, I've always have similar thoughts about it, it's sort of abstract but it is helpful. It's like our minds naturally try to find answers that it creates or develops tools or mechanisms to achieve those answers...

  14. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    Thanks :) where is my medal :p

  15. Fanduekisses
    • one year ago
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    Aww I wish I could give medals to all of you guys. :(

  16. anonymous
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    Hmmmmn :(

  17. Kainui
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    What is "the ideal"? It's something that exists within a human mind. A human mind is firmly grounded in our reality and is just as solid as a stone because of that. What do you think "inventing" or "discovering" math means in the first place? That's kinda interesting to me.

  18. Fanduekisses
    • one year ago
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    hmm well I guess inventing means created and discovering means finding out about something that has always existed but wasn't known to humans before? But really the more I think about it... I feel like inventing and discovering are intertwined.

  19. mathstudent55
    • one year ago
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    I heard a long time ago a quote that said "God created the numbers, and man invented mathematics." I don't know who said it.

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