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However, this ebook will answer that question in a more complicated way. I am interested in how mathematics "works" -- in some sense I am interested in how Mathematics is implemented as a language, whereas most just "use" it and are not interested on examining it in detail or systematically.
On the other hand, I am very well aware of the many efforts within and outside of mathematics looking at notions of complexity or theoretical characterizations of logic that have been applied to mathematics and logic before.
For example, Kolmogorov and Chaitin complexity or Topos theorymodel theorydomain theoryand paraconsistent logic are interesting and useful knowledge domains that can contribute to an examination of mathematics.
However, what is the point of mathematics? Mathematics is a language. This issue will become more important as time goes on.
The crisis in Physics, with string theory having no experimental basis other than what has been discovered before e. All they can do is throw words at the problem -- those fuzzy meaning things -- those slippery things -- in the form of natural language, no different than lawyers and politicians or similar criminals.
Of course, they can ignore or be oblivious to the problem, like politicians. Albert Einstein I quickly came to recognize that my instincts had been correct; that the mathematical universe had much of value to offer me, which could not be acquired in any other way.
I saw that mathematical thought, though nominally garbed in syllogistic dress, was really about patterns; you had to learn to see the patterns through the garb.
I learned that it was from such patterns that the insights and theorems really sprang, and I learned to focus on the former rather than the latter.
Richard Feynman In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is. Yogi Berra Much of mathematics was developed by "non" mathematicians -- Archimedes, Newton, and Gauss are considered the giants of mathematics, significantly used the natural world to create their ideas in mathematics.
The problem of addressing "function" as opposed to structure has not been done well in mathematics. The field of economics has tried to use conventional mathematics, and has generated many baroque "theories" of little use except creating academic empires or meteoretic financial groups e.
Biology and evolution involve more dynamic and functional questions, and mathematics will need to go beyond structural ideas to progress significantly. No doubt the vast majority of mathematicians will not be interested, hence it might be better to not characterize the development as mathematics or metamathematics.
Maybe a neo-logism is more appropriate: There are many measures and characterizations of complexity and power of expressiveness that have been applied to both to computation, logic, and mathematics, but most of the time those characterizations or measures have concentrated on the thing that mathematics and logic tries to represent, rather than trying to look very closely at the thing mathematics and logic that it can represent -- the thing -- reality.
I will address these various incarnations as to their role, later. It should be noted that the more complex the numbers, as in quaternions or octonions, the more information that is embedded implicitly. However, how much of that information is random information? And what does one MEAN by "random" -- again "random" is a "word.
As a start, there seems a balance of information between order and disorder when generating mathematical ideas and looking at their consequences. Gregory Chaitin has shown that within number theory some facts or "theorems" are essentially "random.
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