Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal by Zach Weinersmith for May 07, 2015
Which came first? Math, or the universe. Math is just a shorthand for what reality does. You could have a totally chaotic universe, which can't be described meaningfully by math. If you have a universe without math, universe must be prior. But, I can invent a math to describe a universe that doesn't exist. The math exist without the universe it describes. So... Math is prior. But, I can't invent that math and less I'm already in a universe that permits math. If you can only do math with the universes permission then the universe must be prior. My mom says I don't have permission to not do math. She must be a God.