Re: Discovery or Invention? [Adam Tan]

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Discovered:

Science

History

Invented

Legal system

History

The concept of maths is invented, but the validity of it has always been there. Things such as the golden ratio and fractals are in nature, but humans just gave a name to it.
It’s difficult to give it a single label – discovery or invention – as both relate to each other. Formulae and theories etc. have been invented by man, but that’s only to discover what is already there. The circumference of a circle already exists, but the formula: C = 2πr has been invented to figure it out.

Currently, I don’t think I’m at the point where I can make an accurate judgment, so I’d have to conclude with – both.

#exploremaths

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