I Really Want To Agree… But I Just Can’t! – Max Tegmark – Cahners Theater
I did it again (for a friend) and tolerated another hour of this man’s presentation (see my post following this one where I cover the one I watched on August 31st).
Beyond the Higg’s Boson, which is not a convincing ‘discovery’, is his claim that the universe is mathematical at (31:00). “In the sense that it [universe] is a mathematical structure.”
Mathematics is simply a precise language!
Here’s one avenue, but I can give others, that may help understand why mathematics cannot be the universe, rather a means to represent it.
Patterns and shapes can be described mathematically just as they are now being described with my words. When he widens his definition to include them (shapes and patterns, structure,…) they represent literally everything and become part of his definition!
He also assigns humanity as a whole as the designer for technology that our amok running corporations have made (and have led the rest of us who ‘enjoy’ employment with them to build for them). The Cuban Missile Crisis isn’t a problem created by humanity as a whole, rather was created by corporations who work for banksters to further their ends.
Causality is all wrong throughout his presentation. Believe me, I wanted to be enthralled by his wisdom, but I’m left disappointed for many reasons… many for which I’ve made no mention.
This entry was posted on September 12, 2014 by heurist. It was filed under Insight, Knowledge, Language, Learning, Mathematics, Philosophy, Science and Technology Run Amok, Social Engineering, Understanding, Wisdom and was tagged with BadMathematics, BadPhilosophy, BadScience, insight, knowledge, learning, Mathematical Universe, Max Tegmark, understanding, wisdom.