Pythagoras’ revenge: humans didn’t invent mathematics, it’s what the world is made of

Many people think that mathematics is a human invention.

To this way of thinking, mathematics is like a language: it may describe real things in the world, but it doesn’t “exist” outside the minds of the people who use it.

  • Sam Baron
  • The Conversation

But the Pythagorean school of thought in ancient Greece held a different view…

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