# A true pattern is always true. So if someone wants to prove you wrong, they can’t

Dr James Grime the mathematician and public speaker contributed this insight in response to an idea about identifying patterns in numbers. Thanks James.

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Dr James Grime the mathematician and public speaker contributed this insight in response to an idea about identifying patterns in numbers. Thanks James.

Idea:A true pattern is always true. So if someone wants to prove you wrong, they can’tLink:https://philosophy.stackexchan...Truth, is a loaded word, but yeah…

“In mathematics, there are imaginary numbers which cannot be represented directly in reality (the physical world). For example, you can’t have i apples where

i = √-1 (square root of -1)

Can we then say that in some sense mathematics is not truth, assuming truth in this sense is that which is manifest or possible in reality?”

Idea:A true pattern is always true. So if someone wants to prove you wrong, they can’tLink:https://www.youtube.com/watch?...Could depend on which truth you mean, trivial or fundamental.

Idea:A true pattern is always true. So if someone wants to prove you wrong, they can’tLink:https://www.youtube.com/watch?...I need to go back to school it seems. hehe

Idea:A true pattern is always true. So if someone wants to prove you wrong, they can’tLink:https://math.stackexchange.com...True, to a point.

“True to a point” means its not always true, therefore, not true.

Idea:A true pattern is always true. So if someone wants to prove you wrong, they can’tLink:https://www.youtube.com/watch?...Love how Khan teaches basic pattern spotting.