January 6, 2020

What the History of Numbers Reveals About Divine Reality

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What is real? How do we define “real”?

The physical sciences drive our understanding of reality in today’s world. But how did we arrive here? What tools propelled the physical sciences to their present dominance and why have these sciences returned to asking the very same fundamental questions that their journey began with?

This special presentation explores how the curiosity that emerged from observations of nature led to generating complex and abstract theories about the fabric of our physical world. By charting the development of numbers, from counting to modern complex mathematics, we can begin to unravel the age-old question: What is real?

We hope this journey into the history of mathematics, led by Youssef Ismail, who teaches astronomy, history of science, and mathematics at Zaytuna College, changes your perspective on how you see and interact with the physical world and, ultimately, how you understand the nature of reality and its essential relationship to the divine.


Embarcadero YMCA
Board Room, 1st Floor
169 Steuart St.
San Francisco, CA 94105