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Science, Mathematics and Beauty

Date & time: 13 Oct 2014, 18:00 GMT | Speaker: Andy McIntosh | Duration: 1 hour 30 min
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 The power of mathematics is a very strong argument for the existence of the transcendent God.  We will first consider the nature of abstract thought. We will then consider the nature of mathematics and its connection to reality. We will then examine the language of mathematics and show that the only consistent reality that is coherent and works in science is one which accepts the truth that meaning and purpose are realities which are transcendent to the physical Universe.

This talk will deal with a number of examples of the intriguing beauty and power of mathematics. Mathematics is more than a language and a tool of logic. When used to describe the physics of one system it is surprising how many other disciplines reflect the same principles so that the form of the equations can be similar. But we need to get underneath this and start with an even more fundamental concept concerning number itself. Dr. Jason Lisle has said,

”Numbers are concepts. Thus they are abstract in nature. They exist in the world of thought and are not material or physical. You cannot literally touch a number, or even see one, because they are not made of matter.”