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Is math discovered or invented? - Jeff Dekofsky

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Would mathematics exist if people didn't? Did we create mathematical concepts to help us understand the world around us, or is math the native language of the universe itself? Jeff Dekofsky traces some famous arguments in this ancient and hotly debated question.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Jeff Dekofsky
  • Director Bill Keaggy
  • Artist Chris Roettger
  • Animator Eric DeFord, Sol Lee, Janghun Lee
  • Sound Designer Rob Todd
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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