Natural Mathematics and the Light of Nature

One of the most interesting things about human people is that we often do not notice what truths about ourselves plainly present themselves.  For instance, the obvious fact that we have ten toes and ten fingers, each paired as two “fives.”  If we take the human, somatic structure (physical body) as a guide for the divine intention, we find much the same categories presented to us that Dr. Kant describes in his more technical volumes.

If we consider just what fingers are purposed for, it is immediately evident that we count with them, and we use them to manipulate our environment.  We use them to fit screws to wood, or manage screwdrivers, hammers and nails, etc.   But we do not often put these “finger-uses” together.  The better management of the environment — tool-making — represents what we might call “early technologies.”  And the study of the rules and formulae that make them useful, and their application to the planned development or use of tools, based on numbers, we could call “young science.”

By following this somatic pattern, we learn that the numbers of greatest interest to us, when we do economics or work at the sciences, should be ten, five or two.  Our hands, feet, legs, etc. come to us in pairs (2’s).  We have almost 3 of nothing.  The number 3 has to be inferred as the difference between five (as with fingers) and two (as with our hands).

Our bodies prove symmetrical, which is of the nature of rules of “equality,” commutative, associate, reflexive, and distributive properties of equality, for instance.

I shall continue this blog post when convenient (Ei theos thelei)


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