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Mathematics plays an important role in the technological advancement of modern civilization.

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We don’t know why math works so well to explain our physical world.

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Mathematics might be humankind’s mere trick not an inherent cosmic language.

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We all use math in our daily lives.

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Math is everywhere in nature–from the spiral in the center of a sunflower to the whirlpool of a galaxy.

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Math predicted the discovery of the Higgs boson and the successful landing of rovers on Mars.

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The uncanny accuracy with which mathematics reveals the secrets of the universe, makes it seem an inherent part of nature.

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Mathematical descriptions are biased by human lifespans. If the human lifespan were as long as the universe, the Sun would appear to be a short-lived fluctuation with negligible energy.

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Mathematical counting has its physical limits. At some point, numbers can’t count. The number of apples might be so large that the gravitational pull of all the apples draws them into a black hole.

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If things and people were not solid but gaseous, counting discrete objects using human constructs like integers would not be so obvious.

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Mathematical axioms based on the notion of simple counting are not innate to our universe.

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Mathematics is a human invention not discovery.

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If the universe is not inherently mathematical, we have greater freedom of speculation.

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