We learn physics as a set of mathematics that tell us how the world behaves. It\nis easy for someone to get confused and think that these mathematics define that\nbehavior. No. The mathematics were worked out in reverse by observing behavior\nand using math to put together a useful way of explaining, categorizing, and\npredicting observations. It’s no different than getting a gadget, taking it\napart, and trying to figure out how it works.

\n\nIt is always possible that the math is wrong. Often we find that learning one\nthing about the universe implies something else when we work out the math. Often\nwe also discover that our math is broken when we devise an experiment to test\nthe math and the universe behaves in a way that no longer fits.

\n\nDeconstructing reality this way tells us how reality behaves, but it does not\ntell us why. If you want to know the why, you have to leave physics behind and\nenter the realm of metaphysics and religion.

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