# Darwinism vs. mathematics in a post-modern world

January 12, 2018 | Posted by News under Darwinism, Informatics, Intelligent Design |

Further to “Evolutionary informatics has come a long way since a Baylor dean tried to shut down the lab,” Philip Cunningham writes to introduce a new vid, Darwinian Evolution vs. Mathematics, documentary support here.

Question: Will post-modernism give Darwinism an extra lease on life, by making clear that mathematics is a tool of oppression anyway? If people feel that Darwinian evolution is culturally right, isn’t that better than good mathematical results?

*See also:* Evolutionary informatics has come a long way since a Baylor dean tried to shut down the lab

On Basener and Sanford’s paper falsifying Fisher’s Darwinism theorem: It will be no small thing to make reality matter again

and

Can science survive long in a post-modern world? It’s not clear.

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Here is a bit more information on the relationship between nature and the ‘platonic world’ of mathematics

In the following video, the discovery of the higher dimensional nature of the square root of negative one, which is integral to quantum mechanics, and the discovery of higher dimensional geometry, which is integral to General Relativity, are discussed:

The history of the square root of negative one is particularly interesting to look at. Descartes had rejected complex roots and coined the derogatory term “imaginary” to describe the square root of negative one. Whereas, Gauss, who was the mathematician who finally clearly explained the higher dimensional nature behind the square root of negative one, suggested that complex magnitudes be called “lateral” instead of “imaginary” magnitudes since they represent a dimensional extension of the continuum. Gauss also proposed that complex magnitudes be awarded “full civil rights.”

The author further comments, in the language of Plato’s allegory of the cave, complex numbers represent “forms” from a higher dimension casting “shadows” on the real number line.

And in quantum mechanics, we find that the square root of negative one is necessary for describing the wave packet prior to measurement.

What was not mentioned in the preceding video, or in the article, is that the wave function is also represented as being in an infinite dimensional Hilbert space:

Here is an interesting quote about the ‘profound role’ of infinite dimensional Hilbert Spaces in quantum mechanics:

Moreover, we find that this infinite dimensional Hilbert space takes an infinite amount of information to describe properly.

As should be needless to say, the preceding findings are very comforting to overall Christian concerns. Here is a video that goes over the preceding findings, and how they relate to Christian presuppositions, in a bit more detail

Four dimensional space was also mentioned in ‘The Mathematics Of Higher Dimensionality’ video. As was the necessity for Four-dimensional space in the formulation General Relativity also mentioned in the video:

What was not mentioned in the ‘The Mathematics Of Higher Dimensionality’ video is that special relativity is itself also based on a single four-dimensional continuum now known as Minkowski space. In fact, the higher dimensional nature of special relativity was a discovery that was made by one of Einstein math professors in 1908 prior to Einstein’s elucidation of General Relativity in 1915.

Moreover, in the following video, starting at the 5:39 minute mark, you can see how these four dimensional spacetimes that undergird both special relativity and general relativity reveal two very different eternities to us.

The following video is also of related interest to mathematics as it relates to overall Christian concerns:

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4-D works in practice too. GPS receiver position and time are solved together in a 4 x 4 least squares operation, assuming linearity at a specific operating point. There is a relativity correction too.

Whenever you pull your smartphone out of your pocket, you can remember that it’s calculating in 4 dimensions. Continually.

Good to see you back, BA!