“Approach” is the issue I’m seeing.
Imagine numbers and variables as rocks placed in the sand.
You lay out your equation, pushing rocks around until they’re in the right places.
Inbetween the rocks are small robots that move the rocks around as needed to achieve the desired results.
You send the “go” command and it starts.
The problem with this that I see:
In reality, at no point in time is there no movement.
You don’t start with a static physical universe, apply instructions and press “Go”.
What I think we lack is a descriptive language that is action oriented, with any numbers and variables that appear as temporary fleeting byproducts of this continual action but who are not fundamental in and of themselves.