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Is Math a Feature of the Universe or a Feature of Human Creation? Idea Channel PBS

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  • uploaded: Jul 6, 2013
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Math is invisible. Unlike physics, chemistry, and biology we can't see it, smell it, or even directly observe it in the universe. And so that has made a lot of really smart people ask, does it actually even EXIST?!?! Similar to the tree falling in the forest, there are people who believe that if no person existed to count, math wouldn't be around . .at ALL!!!! But is this true? Do we live in a mathless universe? Or if math is a real entity that exists, are there formulas and mathematical concepts out there in the universe that are undiscovered? Or is it all fiction? Whew!! So many questions, so many theories... watch the episode and let us know what you think!All Time 10 Videos:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFydagCS9fgVeritasium - http://www.youtube.com/1veritasium (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JGSqG8OLjE)Fast, Furious & Funny - http://www.youtube.com/fastfuriousandfunny (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWxub2XhmXM)The Brain Scoop - http://www.youtube.com/thebrainscoop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNuu0y6ZmAs)ASAPScience - http://www.youtube.com/AsapSCIENCE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgxJhpLoFFU)The Royal Institute of Great Britain - http://www.youtube.com/TheRoyalInstitution (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm02Oid8sbs)The Spangler Effect - http://www.youtube.com/TheSpanglerEffect (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fQ4uB-At-c)Minute Physics - http://www.youtube.com/minutephysics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yHDeKFW8j8)Head Squeeze - http://www.youtube.com/HeadsqueezeTV (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPBJX1SW7AA)Vsauce - http://www.youtube.com/Vsauce (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L45Q1_psDqk)Episode Links:Weezy Waiter's "The Good Stuff"http://www.youtube.com/TheGoodStuffAwesome Math photos from Nikki Graziano http://nikkigraziano.com/index.php/project/found-functions/Further Reading for the "Online/Offline" Episode:Nathan Jurgenson:http://thenewinquiry.com uthor/nathanjurgenson/http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2011/09/13/digital-dualism-and-the-fallacy-of-web-objectivity/EA and Guns Article http:/ rstechnica.com/gaming/2013/05/no-ea-wont-license-guns-in-its-2013-games-but-it-never-has/Sources:Eugene Wignerhttp://www.dartmouth.edu/matc/MathDrama/reading/Wigner.htmlVelocity of an Unladen Swallowhttp://style.org/unladenswallow/Alain BadiouBriefings on ExistenceLakoff / NunezWhere Does Math Comes From?Mark ColyvanAn Introduction to the Philosophy of MathematicsTweet of the Week:https://twitter.com/startmyquest/status/339670771460878338Music:"Europe" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)"Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)"Bouncy Castle" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)":P" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)Level 5: Room for the Homelesshttp://www.jamendo.com/en/list 101325/level-5Binarpilothttp://www.jamendo.com/en/track/661417/geeksClockwork - Titan (geometry remix)https://soundcloud.com/wompworthy/clockwork-titan-geometry-remixLet us know what sorts of crazy ideas you have, about this episode and otherwise:Tweet at us! @pbsideachannel (yes, the longest twitter username ever)Email us! pbsideachannel [at] gmail [dot] comIdea Channel Facebook!http://Facebook.com/pbsideachannelHosted by Mike Rugnetta (@mikerugnetta)Made by Kornhaber Brown (http://www.kornhaberbrown.com)Want some more Idea Channel?Here's Last Week's episode: "Is Developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethical?" http://youtu.be/95KhuSbYJGEWant another one? Here ya go: "Is Sad Music Actually Sad?" http://youtu.be/bWWYE4eLEfkHere's Some More: "Is Buying Call of Duty a Moral Choice?" http://youtu.be/jeIHH0XEs6E



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