Re: Existential Risk and Fermi's Paradox

From: David Picón Álvarez (
Date: Fri Jun 22 2007 - 15:28:13 MDT

> FWIW, it's recently been shown that to explain the universe of
> mathematics one needs not only a large number of axioms, but an infinite
> number of axioms. (I forget just which order of infinity this is, but
> it's larger than C.) And math is an attempt at a simplified abstraction
> of the universe.

I wouldn't call maths an abstraction of the universe. Maths can describe
anything, even things which have no existence in the universe, so I'd expect
mathematics to be bigger than the universe in terms of complexity.


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