a reply to: sociolpath
Look, I'm sorry that people have been 'mean' to you, but you have to accept that just because you do not understand maths, does not mean that they are
It is as simple as this: If you have 2 apples and I give you 3 more apples, you now have 5 apples -
- you cannot deny the truth that 2 + 3 = 5
All maths, no matter how complicated are based in taking specific things (like the apples) and seeing their numbers, and then working out the answer
that the numbers tells you about those specific things...
...so, if you do not want to be considered 'stupid', you have got to accept that maths describe truth
Now, there is nothing wrong with being unable to "learn math", because as long as you accept the 'truth of math' - which is just an absolute proven
fact beginning from thousands of years ago - you can find lots of books by scientists who know how to explain "the truth" of all kinds of 'math
proven' science in ways that don't require an understanding of math.
But please do not use the internet to try and educate yourself - there is just too much garbage mixed in with legitimate sources, and believe me,
there are even some highly educated people who can't tell the difference.
If you really want to "find the truth" about the universe you will need to start at the beginning -
- go to a library and talk to someone on the staff who can point you in the direction of materials that are written at a level you can understand -
- you might want to first ask for help finding books which will help you understand 'why' we can trust math for the truth (explain to the librarian
that you don't want to 'learn' math, you want a simple book which can help you understand the history of maths and why they are trustworthy in helping
us understand how reality 'works')
You know, the quickest way for anyone to start down the path toward learning the truth, is the willingness to accept new ideas and admit to being
mistaken about a strong opinion..
I think it is great that you are so interested in learning - that is a rare trait among young people these days...