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## Maths came before music

The moment consciousness can differentiate many from one, it becomes fundamentally mathematically endowed. This is the precursor of axiomatic tautology of mathematics that can, given enough combinations, get as complex as you can imagine.

Mathematical skill therefore should predate musical skill in human evolution.

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## Pabitra Mukhopadhyay 50+

Before or After?

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## Pabitra Mukhopadhyay 50+

My idea should encourage one to think rationally about that.

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## Pabitra Mukhopadhyay 50+

I believe that there is a biological basis of mathematics (not the higher and highly abstract branches but number sense and ordinal numerical ability). You can imagine all kinds of survival scenarios where this trait could be naturally selected over others.

The book 'The nature of mathematical thinking' by Robert J. Sternberg looks promising for this inquiry.