Comments: There’s more maths in slugs and corals than we can think of.
Nature produces art out of necessity; its perfection is explained later by those with a need to explain.
Music operates from and on the heart and mind and emotions of man. Mathematicians noticed after the fact that rules could be deduced therefrom.
Posted by Rob De Witt at February 12, 2017 3:47 PM
Well said, RDW.
And what is it in the beholder that interprets the seen or heard as natural beauty? And what do those nonhuman 'things' think of us -- bizarre forms from a strange world of perceptions and values?
Posted by Howard Nelson at February 12, 2017 5:02 PM
Slugs don't do math. Rainbows don't do math. Peregrine falcons don't do math. Humans only use math to describe their behaviors.
And, no human ever created math. Like all the other laws that govern nature, math is just one phenomenon available to describe these laws.
Math is a little peek under the hood of God's creative genius.
Incidentally, the human ability to know how God created math is just about as ridiculous as a slugs ability to do math.
Posted by edaddy at February 13, 2017 10:31 AM