Very interesting presentation by the young fella. I especially liked the part where he illustrates how the Fibonacci diagram can be related to shapes formed by hurricanes and other earthly objects like sea shells. This is just another improvement to show that Einstein was not wrong when he said that Math is the closest we are ever going to get to explaining how the universe works and to explain the work of God. I also like how Terrance Madisha commented about the theory that his/her teacher posed a question about the simple 1+1=2 that we know so well, which raises to us the question as to whether Kurt Godel was right when he said Math itself is not complete.

]]>I watch a lot of science shows, stuff about parallel universes, string theory, particle physics, etc. All of these physicists keep talking about how math explains this or that and leads them to theories that can describe the entire universe. I understand why math explains certain basic ideas in physics (i.e. gravity, momentum), but how is this applied to something as huge as the whole universe?

For example, a physicist was talking about how the math involved in string theories lead them to believe that there are 11 dimensions. How did they come up with that– did some equations equal the number 11, or are there 11 variables involved, or … i don’t even know. Or how does math explain the shape of the universe or the possibility that there are multiple membranes… it’s not like a math equation can magically give you the word “membranes,” so how do scientists get to this conclusion?

]]>Nice point of view, nice idea. I like how that with this kind of activities people can see the beauty and importance of math and also consider all the domains it touches. ]]>

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