With simulation in the title, and programming in the text, and my being a simulation programmer, i simply HAD to post this little ditty up. Mathematical truths exist and are merely waiting for us to discover them.
- Consider some of the ideas in the article:
- Mathematical knowledge is unlike any other knowledge. Its truths are objective, necessary and timeless.
- The great logician Kurt Gödel argued that mathematical concepts and ideas “form an objective reality of their own, which we cannot create or change, but only perceive and describe.” But if this is true, how do humans manage to access this hidden reality?
- one fanciful possibility is that we live in a computer simulation based on the laws of mathematics — not in what we commonly take to be the real world. According to this theory, some highly advanced computer programmer of the future has devised this simulation, and we are unknowingly part of it. Thus when we discover a mathematical truth, we are simply discovering aspects of the code that the programmer used.
- Are we prepared to take the “red pill,” as Neo did in “The Matrix,” to see the truth behind the illusion — to see “how deep the rabbit hole goes”?
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