Is it possible that.......
The only thing that is real is maths, and that we are not real as we perceive ourselves to be, but instead we are complex mathematical equations so complex we believe (or have acheived) form, expression, growth, death. We are numbers which have evolved to make this possible. The maths can be seen in the fractal composition of all things.
"One of the intriguing things about mathematics', says Professor Chapman, 'is the way in which equations that model one type of thing can often be adapted to model another. For example, it's the equations used by engineers to model the stresses and strains in buildings that are providing the springboard for some of my biological work on modelling human tissue.' Maini agrees: 'The power of mathematics is that similar mathematical equations can be applied to very, very different areas.'
The game called 'life' check the source link above and then read this:
"What is Life (the game) Good For?
Studying the patterns of Life can result in discoveries in other areas of math and science.
The behavior of cells or animals can be better understood using simple rules. Behavior that seems intelligent, such as we see in ant colonies might just be simple rules that we don't understand yet. Take a look at this simulation of termites piling up woodchips. (click here) There are only 2 rules in this system, and yet, a seemingly "intelligent" pattern emerges. What does this say about the nature of intelligence?
Traffic problems might be solved by analyzing them with the mathematical tools learned from these types of simulations. (Unjamming Traffic with Computers)
Computer viruses are also examples of cellular automata. Finding the cure for computer viruses could be hidden in the patterns of this simple game.
Human diseases might be cured if we could better understand why cells live and die.
Exploring the galaxies would be easier if machines could be invented that could build themselves. Imagine sending a probe to Mars that could build a copy of itself. Although this is theoretically possible, it hasn't been invented yet!"
"In "Life on the Scales," Science News recently wrote that some simple mathematical equations, known as quarter-power scaling laws, can explain the metabolic rates of living organisms. For example, "an animal's metabolic rate appears to be proportional to mass to the 3/4 power." And this "3/4-power law appears to hold sway from microbes to whales, creatures of sizes ranging over a mind-boggling 21 orders of magnitude." The ecologists, physicists and chemists behind this research are now successfully applying this equation to plants, fish, full ecosystems and even biology and genetics, by adding a new key parameter: temperature."