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Are Prime Numbers Made Up?

Started by Unbeliever, March 21, 2019, 05:19:28 pm

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March 21, 2019, 05:19:28 pm Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 05:20:08 pm by Unbeliever

QuoteIs math real or simply something made up by mathematicians? You can't physically touch a number yet using numbers we're able to build skyscrapers and launch rockets into space. Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards explains this perplexing dilemma and discusses the different viewpoints that philosophers and mathematicians have regarding the realism of mathematics.


"Some say God is living there [in space]. I was looking around very attentively, but I did not see anyone there. I did not detect either angels or gods....I don't believe in God. I believe in man - his strength, his possibilities, his reason."
Gherman Titov, Soviet cosmonaut, in The Seattle Daily Ti