1+1=Mind Taking something simple, and turning it into a rabbit hole

Alice’s gryphon pondering the simple act of addition.

There is some question as to the ultimate nature and origin of mathematics. Does it exist fully formed in some eternal Platonic realm that we can access and learn from, or is it simply a human contrivance, similar to language, that allows us to efficiently describe some aspects of our external reality, better with the objective than the subjective, good for physics but less…