Dear George Gantz
Continued from my forum.
I appreciate the optimism in your essay.
(1) - "Why do mathematical laws apply to the physical world;"
My short answer is -discovered mathematics.
(2) How does the physical world give rise to conscious minds;
My short answer is - like everything else through mathematics and closer through the driving forces of attraction and repulsion.
(3) How can those minds perceive mathematical truths.
My short answer is - Using your time to understand the greats of 18th and 19th century philosophy of nature.
Mathematics is "unreasonably effective in the natural sciences ..
I disagree, math is reasonably effective in the natural sciences ..
I appreciate your conclusions and I can add that I see the universe in three frames:
1 - Exp (i * pi) - which is a known quantum physics
2 - Exp (2 * pi) - which is my original discovery and expresses matter and radiation
3 - I do not know so far.
"Yet they are fundamentally interconnected and behave as a whole."
I call my theory: The unity of the whole and the parts.