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3.3 Are all natural phenomena mathematically describable (using existing knowledge of mathematics)?


All entities and phenomena in the physical world may not be describable within the framework of existing mathematical theories. For example, we are not in a position to describe the behavior of living beings by mathematical laws. If we throw a stone or a dead bird, we can describe their motion using the equations for projectile motion. But can we describe the motion of a living bird if we throw it at a particular velocity, as shown in Figure 4?There are many objects, which can influence the physical behavior but the current  mathematical   laws   cannot  describe  them.   One   such  thing   is  our consciousness. Our consciousness does influence many movements and activities in our body but consciousness cannot be explained using existing physical laws

and mathematical theory. Long back Neils Bohr [10] had commented "We can admittedly find nothing in physics or chemistry that has even a remote bearing on consciousness. Yet all of us know that there is such a thing as consciousness, simply because we have it ourselves. Hence, consciousness must be part of nature, or more generally, of reality, which means that quite apart from laws of physics and chemistry, as laid down in quantum theory, we must also consider laws of quite a different kind."