As far as I think I understand it... There are indeed proofs in maths. But tripping point comes in applying the maths to the physical world. At this point maths serves to become a useful algorithm for predicting and mapping physical phenomena. Newtonian maths was sufficient and coherent until Einstein and relativity came along. Einstein didn't say Newtonian maths was internally incorrect, but just that it wasn't a sufficiently detailed description of the physical world. Where, other than in the human brain (and its supporting systems of books and computers) does maths actually exist. It's a construct, a useful tool, nothing more.But there are proofs in math!! working through them let me know that I would stop my math degree after bachelor of science and leave the proofs to the people who could do them 4 times as fast as I could.
I bloody knew my neighbour was weird!On the subject of aliens, Iain M Banks suggested that to spot an alien, the best place to be is on Earth, during an eclipse. The fact that the sun and moon are virtually the same size as viewed from earth is incredibly unusual cosmologically, so there should be lots of exotourists coming to gawp at the rare sight. Next time you are watching a total eclipse, look at the people next to you rather than at the sky.
That is a human assumption that we are really clever but is it not possible that the little green men have vastly superior tools that never need sharpening.If there are little green men in sheds on another planet, I reckon they all agree on how to sharpen their tools
The galaxy is about 13bn years old. 13,000,000,000 years!
Only in the last few decades have we got remotely close to understanding how physics, chemistry and the universe works. We may anyway be wrong.
In terms of the 24 hour clock we are a few milliseconds to midnight. A second is about 150,000 years. 25 times as long as writing has been around, and around 250-500 times as long since the renaissance signalled the start of the scientific age.
A second behind us and neanderthals would be competing with homo sapiens for dominance. A second ahead and a further 5000 generations will have lived and died (if we haven't anaged to wipe ourselves out through war, disease etc).
To assert that we have the remotest idea about our relative place in the universe, how other planetary systems may have evolved in very different ways is complete arrogant nonsense. We don't even understand ourselves!!
I think they are hoping to find an asteroid that contains a lot of Lithium so that the dream of everyone running electric vehicles becomes possible.Am I the only one who gets annoyed at the billions spent of space exploration, which will do nothing for this planet
There may well be but whilst we seem to focus on complication we will not see it, we seem to have lost the ability to deliver clean simple solutions to a complex problem, we now deliver complex solutions to a simple problem, more money to be made.Are there any really really simple inventions still to find, like the wheel, not complex.
As well as being accountable for spending they should also be looking at actually starting to do something to save this planet and not look out to the stars and hope there is a solution out there. Trouble there is they are so old they do not really care as they have had their lives.Start by making politicians pay for inadequate spending of our money.