INCLUDING the fact that mathematics is an ANALOGY, with flaws that do not reflect reality itself.

RL Reed That’s part of your belief system and it’s a popular belief and that’s fine.

The flaw, James L Wolfenstein is that mathematics is an ANALOGY to real world systems, but it _isn’t_ the real world systems.

Here, take a perspective from a physics professor WARNING physics professors about the dangers of excessive analogizing, INCLUDING the fact that mathematics is an ANALOGY, with flaws that do not reflect reality itself.

If a student does not learn that mathematics is an analogy while working on physics, they will practice their craft believing that mathematics *is* reality. VERY dangerous way of thinking and leads us into “la la” land.
https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/analogy.htm

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