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Mathematics the Key

Updated on January 20, 2014
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Mathematics the Key

By Tony DeLorger © 2014


We observe life through a keyhole, blinkered from the vastness and complexity of the unfolding life around us. What we see with within our meagre assumptions and perceptions is not even a scratch of reality, and we like children trying to know everything, push our brains to the limit to simply understand one simple truth. But what is the truth? Why do we think what we see is real on any level.

I see the world around me and questions its validity and origin. What I see and touch and assume is real may be anything but that. When I look at a busy street with cars flying past, pedestrians rushing to appointments, children crying because they didn't get that ice cream and old women struggling with their grocery bags, is not simply the images, but what's behind them. I see mathematical equations, numbers that represent every change and relationship within the physical world: distances, co-ordinates, probabilities, speeds, ratios and on and on it goes. Numbers are the fundamental key to life's complexities and all the seemingly random events that fill our day.

Just like a flat screen television, we watch high definition images that for us seem real, but they are in fact just numbers: digital information construed by representation to form colours, dimension and substance. In the same way we see the world, with a reality far deeper than the obvious. Mathematics is indeed the key to opening doors and science then explains to us why.

Whatever technologies are introduced they have a basis in mathematics, expounding the relationships of all things. I am not a religious man, however spirituality is the basis of my own paradigm, and in the end that is all that is important to me. Mathematics simply proves to me there is a 'God'. It may not be the God of religious view, but a God none the less: the creator of beginnings. The complexity of existence cannot become out of some random event, that does not make sense. Instead, I believe, there has to be intention, a will and power to create beginnings. And that proves to me there is a God. As to what form this God takes is irrelevant, and I do not see God wondering how we're doing here on earth. The procreation of life is a gift given to us and indeed all life, and how and what we do with it is up to us, as well as baring the consequences of our actions. There is no God hanging on our every word and the decisions we make for ourselves and our planet. That view is simply egocentric to say the least. And we, lowly earthbound creatures are but a flicker of light within a universe filled with life, in the physical, in dimensions and the possibility of microcosm/macrocosm. Pure arrogance makes us think that a supreme being capable of the beginnings of existence, could take such interest in a species so primitive and intent on self-destruction.

The concept of the 'Matrix' and how people perceived reality may well be far closer to the truth than any other concept. And sooner or later we will discover just how many other forms of life exist in this universe of ours and perhaps have a more balanced view of what for centuries has limited our minds. Dogmas are formed to control the masses and nothing more, ultimately creating division and disharmony within a flawed and contentious humanity.

Science will lead us forward into a greater understanding, but spirituality will give us the balance and harmony that life can achieve. Look beyond what first strikes your eyes, and discover the miracle of existence.


Without and open mind, we remain limited beings, unable to grasp the truth when we see it. Any dogma is a limitation in itself.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it Chris. I believe we tend to rest on our laurels rather than think outside the square, and I personally forever try to extend my thoughts, not just with knowledge, but also imagination and the infinite possibilities of life. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Chris Mills 

      4 years ago from Missoula, Montana through August 2018

      Thanks Tony. I abandoned the religious concept of god but have retained a belief much like what you have described. Order seems to always have an organizer and that's about as far as I take it anymore. Thanks for a very thought provoking article. Oh, yes, the video was awesome.

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      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed it John. I think my ideas and beliefs continually evolve as with knowledge and experience. Religion has taken wonderful ideals and turned them into dogmas, which divide us and create havoc. I have always believed in God, meaning a creator, not a human like malevolent creature that smites all who do not follow. That is a human trait not an omniscient one. Have a great night my friend.

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      John Hansen 

      4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Very interesting point of view Tony, and my thinking parallels a lot of it. Their has to be an intelligent creator or God in whatever form. I will never believe all life on Earth and all the symbiotic relationships that developed are the result a random event. Very good read.

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