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**desiresjab**
It is above my head, too, DW. That is why I am trying to understand it. A famous mathematician once said math is an unnatural way to think. True but strange, since it seems to be the language of natural things, at the very least their superficial language. For people like Euler and Gauss it is probably not unnatural. For world class mathematicians of any era, I have no idea whether it is a natural way. I suppose it must become so after a while. Even lowly I can notice a difference in my own abilities after having stuck with math assiduously for the last year.

Some of the misconceptions I had along the way and had to correct--why, it's preposterous and laughable. Gauss or Euler or the next level down from them would never have such problems on the same material, I imagine. They invented half the stuff I am still trying to understand well. All they had to guide them were their own instincts.

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Anyone with a cosmological thought should voice them here. This is not a math thread but only seems so at the moment. Thoughts on the subject that are not math-oriented are not interrupting anything but adding to the discussion's breadth. I do not know peoples' ages on here. I know death begins to preoccupy the mind after a certain age. Death and cosmology go together.

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Certain questions from months ago are still haunting me. Are types of universes possible which are logically impossible to us? I don't know how one would ever answer that.