Does Math Exist?

By Rebecca J. Rosen

Millions of high-school students might wish math did not exist, but, alas, it does, at least as a human creation. The question, however, of whether math exists independent of humans is a much deeper one, and PBS's Mike Rugnetta gives a fun, brief overview of the age-old philosophical debate in the video above.

I, personally, like XKCD's take on math and why it's special:

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