Why is the physical world described so precisely by mathematics? Every time I think about this dilemma Im stymied. At the most basic level the connection is tenuous, math deals with symbolic logic: assume certain statements, show that other statements follow, while science deals with observable phenomena: hypothesize, test, refine. Granted, the roots of math are grounded in describing the physical world, but even the most abstract mathematical ideas seem usable by science(example: group theory and quantum mechanics). Anyways, I thought this would be interesting to discuss, Ill stop now and let wiser minds continue.