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User avatar #206 - cyanidesandvich (02/17/2013) [-]
here is a question to see if you understand.

Who invented mathematics?

take your time.
#213 to #206 - harleycurnow (02/17/2013) [-]
No one. It's not a real thing. It's just a name we put to **** that happens, for example if you have 2 cows and someone gives you another you then have 3 cows. It just happens. No invention.
User avatar #214 to #213 - cyanidesandvich (02/17/2013) [-]
yep, pretty much. We discovered mathematics, not invented it.
#215 to #214 - harleycurnow (02/17/2013) [-]
But it's not like gravity, it's not an actual thing that someone once realised is there, we always knew about it, it's just logic.
User avatar #211 to #206 - poniesareghey (02/17/2013) [-]
It wasn't any one individual person, man just gradually evolved a form of sort of basic primitive mathematics to overcome individual everyday problems. From there it grew and was improved upon till what it is now.
User avatar #212 to #211 - cyanidesandvich (02/17/2013) [-]
well you started of on the right track by dismissing the question, but you're wrong
User avatar #218 to #212 - poniesareghey (02/17/2013) [-]
No, it's correct.
Math is the set of many things, algebra, geometry, division, so on and so forth
While in certain cases like Algebra you can say one person in particular (it was an Arabic scholar, though I can't remember the name), you can't credit the whole thing to one person.
So if your question is "who invented mathematics", "who" being the subject in an individual form, there is no proper answer than the explanation I gave you.
User avatar #221 to #218 - cyanidesandvich (02/17/2013) [-]
but sir, mathematics was never invented.
but only discovered.

had we never found the value of Pi to be 3.1415926...
that wouldn't make it false, it always exists.

in short, mathematics is one of the only constant things that exists within our universe.

sure people discovered usage of algebra, geometry, division, but they in no way invented it, and it is quite arrogant of us a a species to say that someone did invent it.
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