Math isn’t What You Think

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

(Isaiah 5:20) NKJV

Earth is the gravitational center of the universe. That’s a controversial statement but it’s incredibly simple to solve. However, the issues involved are complicated because no one really understands them.

One of the first things that people respond with when you tell them that you believe that the Earth is the center of the universe is: why would a massive sun orbit a tiny Earth? Most people would say that it’s mathematically impossible for the sun to orbit the Earth. Let’s tell you something about math: math isn’t what you think it is. Math is imaginary, it exists in your mind when you have faith that numerals represent concepts.

People have the idea that math is used to deduce a conclusion. Something is unknown so we collect up all the math that we do know which pertains to the issue at hand. When we arrange all of the pieces in the correct logical sequence we find our answer waiting for us at the end. That might work in engineering but that’s not how it works in theoretical physics.

The reality is that math is used to induce the rationalization of a premise. It can be whatever you want it to be. Math doesn’t define reality. Math can be used to describe reality. It can also be used to describe a fantasy. If you believe the fantasy you’ve allowed math to define your reality.

Here’s something you have to understand about math: it’s like mixing paint. Imagine that we have an empirical observation – white paint. We also have an inductive rationalization of the observation (a theory) which is tailored it to fit our narrative – black paint. We can use math to mix the paint to get exactly the right shade of grey and then say that the math proves our theory. It’s math so everyone believes us. The empirical observation is still white, the theory is still black, but everyone is so delighted by the grey color of the math that they don’t care.


Where did you get here from?
1October 14th – Corollary VI
2December 14th – Foursquare 2.0
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