Math is math. The Universe is the Universe. Any correspondence between the two is a nice thing when it happens

You may think I’m anti-science – but on the contrary, I’m not. I’m critical BECAUSE it’s _so important_ to not screw it up.
Here’s a common trap: Analogies. If you have a few spare moments, here is a warning from a teacher of Physics to OTHER professors of Physics about the “dangers of analogies”.

Did you ever see that guy who believes THE UNIVERSE IS MATHEMATICS?

He has a book. VERY popular stuff. Also a bunch of bullshit. It’s the danger of getting ahead of ourselves. Math is math. The Universe is the Universe. Any correspondence between the two is a nice thing when it happens – and it can help us build stuff and make predictions, but math isn’t the Universe – it’s math.

MATH is an analogy – it’s not the real thing.

https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/analogy.htm

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