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Are Prime Numbers Made Up? | Infinite Series | PBS Digital Studios

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Published on Nov 24, 2016

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Is math real or simply something made up by mathematicians? You canโ€™t physically touch a number yet using numbers weโ€™re able to build skyscrapers and launch rockets into space. Mathematician Kelsey Houston-Edwards explains this perplexing dilemma and discusses the different viewpoints that philosophers and mathematicians have regarding the realism of mathematics.


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Written and Hosted by Kelsey Houston-Edwards
Produced by Rusty Ward
Graphics by Ray Lux
Made by Kornhaber Brown (www.kornhaberbrown.com)

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