Mathematicians disagree about whether Math is “discovered” or “created.”  But one thing is sure: Math evolves!  There are many different species of Math, just as there are many different species of trees or birds. Mathematics includes geometry, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, set theory, knot theory, and many more.  All the different “maths” are interrelated, as are all the species of trees. There are even “sub-species” of math — Euclidean geometry and non-Euclidean geometry, for example. (See the “Map of Mathematics,” pictured above.)

Just as all the species of trees are different but related, so are all the “branches” of Math. Mathematics happens through “agented” evolution, and we Humans are the Agents. Other examples of agented evolution include language, music, and the technologies for, say, electric lighting. And because Math evolves, it is a part of Nature’s Continuing Creation, just as the branches of science (physics, chemistry, biology, geology, cosmology, etc.) and the branches of technology, are also parts of Nature’s Continuing Creation. (For more, see the Essay, Mathematics & Continuing Creation, online. It’s free!)