posted on Sep, 28 2021 @ 07:33 AM
a reply to: tonycodes
We didn’t invent math, we discovered it.
You can say that about anything fundamental. I think you 'learned' it rather than 'discovered' it. It's part of natural progression. You didn't invent
spaceships, you learned how to make them.
When you think of things from more Universal perspective, taking into account the 'age' even of just the physical side, let alone lose yourself in the
concept of eternity, which low-level beings like us can't even really grasp, you can realize 'mathematics' (which you probably mean by 'math') have
(has?) existed for zillions of years before Earth was even a glint in the cosmic dust this solar system's sun was formed out of.
These fundamental things, like 'computers', 'houses', 'robots', 'spaceships' or 'mathematics' have 'ALWAYS' existed (from our point of view, for all
intents and purposes), and always will. You can't point to a time in existence and say "that is when mathematics didn't yet exist".
This sort of makes this whole discussion redundant, but maybe it can inspire some philosophical thought.