Mathematics describes the things that mathematics can describe. It isn’t the Universe.

The World of mathematics describes our Universe quite well, insomuch as it is describing those things that can be described mathematically.

Mathematics is extraordinarily useful but we must not forget that it is a Tool, like a paintbrush, painting our Universe with numbers. But when there is a popular notion that is growing that says “The Universe *is* Mathematics”… and even a popular book… I grow concerned. The paintbrush is the paintbrush; it is not the Canvas. The Canvas is not the thing that’s being painted; it is a Canvas. As accurate as a symbol is, it’s still a symbol and not the reality, except perhaps in the way it activates the Human Imagination. It is within the Imagination that it becomes a Reality, from the perspective of the Imaginer. -Ken

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