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Scientists Debate Origins of Math

To explore the origins of mathematics and why it matters, the Kavli Foundation held a roundtable discussion with two physicists, a neuroscientist, and a cognitive scientist.

The conversation between Brian Butterworth, Simeon Hellerman, Rafael Núñez, and Max Tegmark covered a lot of ground, everything from the numeracy of guppies to 103-sided polygons to the claim that "understanding the origins of math will help us understand human nature better."

Read an edited transcript of the discussion. 

Start Date: 
Monday, July 29, 2013

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