Quote Originally Posted by NedL View Post
This has been debated endlessly,and certainly there are many people who share your opinion. I do not entirely agree with you: I think the discrete and arithmetical part of mathematics reflects the discrete nature of reality. In as much as the universe consists of separate and differentiated parts, there are truths contained in the natural numbers that reflect truths about reality.

Anyway, reading this made me want to quote something humorous from a book I happen to be reading ( fiction ):

"Mathematics is the only valid portrait of reality. Everything else is delusional."
My favorite is from the nobel prize winner Konrad Lorenz

"Philosophers are people who know less and less about more and more, until they know nothing about everything. Scientists are people who know more and more about less and less, until they know everything about nothing”
Konrad Lorenz