Monday, January 24, 2005

Numbers at the Heart of Creation?

Peter Woit pasted a small thread on the question of the new show that is to begin on television soon.

Peter said:There's a new TV show called "NUMB3RS" starting tonight, whose main character is a mathematican named "Charlie", who solves crimes using mathematics. His motto is "Everything is Numbers".

This has intrigued me greatly this question of mathematics, that I wanted to understand how such a thing could originate in any mind and supposed to describe processes in nature. How would it ever explain something that was chaotic, and still come out with some thing, that we could figure would explain the very nature of reality?

Earlier in Peter's Blog Chris W. gave the interestng link that follows here for cosideration.

Number theory is the type of math that describes the swirl in the head of a sunflower and the curve of a chambered nautilus. Bhargava says it's also hidden in the rhythms of classical Indian music, which is both mathematical and improvisational. He sees close links between his two loves -- both create beauty and elegance by weaving together seemingly unconnected ideas.

As part of a Morning Edition series exploring the intersection of art and science, NPR's Richard Harris reports on the beauty of mathematics, its ties to art -- and the man who straddles both worlds.

One of the things I found interesting about string theory was this quest to me, that some method would speak to this rythymn in numbers, that would have spoken to the chaotic world and found some relevance to how we may interpret the nature of this reality through this math.

I ponder this idea here in relation to the very idea that math could have originated from someplace, and arrived in the thinking mind for consideration?

Looking at Pascal's triangle it made sense to me that such derivation of the math in which we choose to describe, would have arisen from some probabilistic determination, so if such views were orientated in regards to number theory, then how would the basis of reality really descirbe what we are seeing?

Steve Hsu mentions here the idea of AI and the SmartChild program. He refers too, as a possible advancement based on the Turing test, as to the question of what could be voiced from an probabilistic question of QM? The suttle dialogue of weather?

From such a chaotic event we would have to derive information processing:) from many sources to give a qualified answer? Yet smartchild gave many tidbits for a location?:) Here lies a greater question of what could have been derived from a lot(no diffeent then gravitatinal waves and LIGO, stei users modified by users to help deciminate that information?

What if we percieved the nature of this reality in a different way, where number theory would have based itself on the rhythmns as denoted within this article?

I think we are looking for some system that woud help orientate the new possibilties in ways that might have sparked the ideals of Smolins work, in computer construction, that had made its divergence away from the mainstream based on this new ideology?

I am just pondering here.