Physicists avoid highly mathematical work despite being trained in advanced mathematics, new research suggests.
The study, published in the New Journal of Physics, shows that physicists pay less attention to theories that are crammed with mathematical details. This suggests there are real and widespread barriers to communicating mathematical work, and that this is not because of poor training in mathematical skills, or because there is a social stigma about doing well in mathematics.
Dr. Tim Fawcett and Dr. Andrew Higginson, from the University of Exeter, found, using statistical analysis of the number of citations to 2000 articles in a leading physics journal, that articles are less likely to be referenced by other physicists if they have lots of mathematical equations on each page. (1)
Mathematics is a far too accurate tool to depict the truth.
The truth is elusive.
The truth is subjective.
The truth is mystical.
Look beyond 1+1=2…
Look beyond the equations…
The meaning of what you want to say, cannot be said with numbers. The essence of what you want to express, cannot be expressed with words. First of all we need to understand. How we express what we understand comes afterwards and is a matter of choice.
Back in the days of Pythagoras, members of an elite cast discovered that not everything can be expressed as numbers. They decided to keep the secret safe. They even murdered in order to accomplish that. They succeeded. For too many years people believed in numbers. For so long, people believed in the ability to articulate the “truth” with words and mathematical expressions.
We live in the days of quantum mechanics and consciousness research dead ends though. We are now starting to believe that perhaps not everything can be said.
Pythagoras was right about silence.
It is not just a matter of keeping secrets. It never was.
Is IS the tool which reveals truths!
Only if you stand long enough and listen to it…
Hippasus’ silence is deafening…