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Tag Archives: Mathematical Universe Hypothesis
SMBC: The universality of mathematics, but not notation
This is pretty good, and it will exercise your mind for a minute. Source: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal The distinction between mathematical notation and its underlying reality is a crucial one. The first is an invention of humans, the second … Continue reading
Max Tegmark and MinutePhysics on the mathematical universe
This is a subject that we’ve discussed repeatedly here, so I thought you might find Tegmark’s narration of this video interesting. I’m pretty sure that mathematics are not only something humans created, that they are based on relations we observe … Continue reading
Posted in Zeitgeist
Tagged Cosmology, Manyworlds interpretation, Math, Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, Mathematics, Max Tegmark, Multiverse, Physics, Reality, Science, Tegmark
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SMBC: The evil mathematical universe
A slightly different point of view on the mathematical universe, as only Zach Weiner can deliver. (Click through to see the full sized version.) via Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.
Tegmark’s Mathematical Universe Hypothesis
I recently read Max Tegmark’s latest book, ‘Our Mathematical Universe‘, about his views on multiverses and the ultimate nature of reality. This is the fourth and final post in a series on the concepts and views he covers in the book. The … Continue reading
Tegmark’s Level II Multiverse: bubble universes
I recently finished reading Max Tegmark’s latest book, ‘Our Mathematical Universe‘, about his views on multiverses and the ultimate nature of reality. This is the second in a series of posts on the concepts and views he covers in the book. Tegmark postulates four levels … Continue reading
Posted in Science, Space
Tagged Brian Greene, Einstein, Inflation (cosmology), Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, Max Tegmark, Multiverse, Observable universe, Science, Space, Tegmark, Universe
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What is mathematics about? – James Franklin – Aeon
James Franklin has an interesting piece today at Aeon, asking what exactly mathematics is. He looks at Nominalism and Platonism, but discounts both in favor of Aristotelian Realism, which is something I’d not heard of before but seems equivalent to the … Continue reading
Are Parallel Universes Unscientific Nonsense?
If you’re a multiverse skeptic, you should know that there are many potential weaknesses in the case for parallel universes, and I hope you’ll find my cataloging of these weaknesses below useful. To identify these weaknesses in the promultiverse arguments, … Continue reading
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Tagged Alan Guth, Carl Sagan, Mathematical Universe Hypothesis, Mathematics, Max Tegmark, Multiverse, Physics, Tegmark
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Farewell to Reality
Jim Baggott has written an important book, ‘Farewell to Reality: How Modern Physics Has Betrayed the Search for Scientific Truth‘, which takes a hard look at many modern ideas in theoretical physics, and finds that many of them are not … Continue reading