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Is it possible that an alien civilization has completely different mathematics than ours?

Posted by Fredsvenn on September 6, 2014

An alien civilization could have a completely different mathematics than ours – they could have differing ideas about infinity, Godel’s theorem, linearity and time, and counting, to mention a few.

With no experience of ET mathematicians, we haven’t got much to go on. But, let’s take a look at a few of the ways ET maths could take different approaches from ours, or be hard for us to understand.

This is meant as no more than a light hearted exploration of these ideas, and if it stimulates some interesting thoughts, I’ve more than done my job.

Is it possible that an alien civilization has completely different mathematics than ours?

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