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Topic - Is mathematics invented or discovered?

Jimbo W on 16 Jan 2013
So following on from the prechristmas discussion of dcistence/being and what can and can't be said about it, i have been wondering about mathematics, is it something we discover, can it evolve or do we invent it?
If we discover it, does it exist apart from the presence of an agency to perceive it?
If it is invented, why does it appear so immutable?
Is it a static thing, or does it evolve e.g. Vis a vis chaos and fractals?
Why does it appear so useful in the scientific abstraction of reality?
What conceivable reason is there for us to be able to comprehend / discover differential equations, from an human evolutionary point of view?
Is mathematics what lies at the heart of all reality as Max Tegmark suggests?
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