Write4U;
[It's a shorthand language by humans. Every math expression can be translated into words of a common language.]
Yes, as can every expression of reality.
[Not quite. The profile for the Higgs boson was determined by the accumulated research on other particles and expressed as math shorthand. Similarly the quark properties had to agree with those of the nucleons when assembled. As usual, math had to verify that experience matched prediction.]
OK, but it was not proven to exist by trial and error.. The maths predicted that certain conditions would result in the production of the boson and the mathematics were correct.
[All we have is perception, reality confined to the mind. There is no objective perspective. Who or what would make that observation?
Of course there is an objective perspective.
Universal Mathematical functions are objective functions, completely independent of human interference.
1 + 1 = 2 , regardless of how you want to represent it symbolically. The Fibonacci Sequence is a naturally occurring mathematical sequence. Moreover it is a self-referential progression (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13,.....etc)
Natural selection creates the expressed mathematics in nature such as symmetry, equality, growth, balance, repeating patterns, etc.
Human have nothing to do with those naturally occurring phenomena. We have symbolized these functions with human symbolic translations.
Particles don't have cognition. Every occasion an electron absorbs a photon, it's the 1st instance for the electron.
But the event does not produce random effects. Particles have "values" which determine the results.
IOW, there is a deterministic mathematical function in play which yields predictable results.
David Bohm proposed that the spacetime geometry mathematically determines how chronological events must occur.
He posited a hierarchy of (mathematical) orders and used the terms "Implicate Order" and "Explicate Order".
i.e. in it's simplest form; 1 + 1 implies a deterministically explicated result of 2.
I'll agree on existing processes in place that cause events (not 'time').
It's the consistency of the physical laws that allows prediction. We do not know the nature of those laws, and can only speculate.]
Is there an alternative to inherent values (potentials) and mathematical functions?
[By examining the purpose and application of 'time', it is obviously a human convention.
I agree.
Just as we use a standard of distance to measure spatial intervals, we measure activity with a standard unit of time, provided by a device/clock. It is a practical necessity in today's complex world of social interactions; loans, marriages, regulations, travel, etc.
I completely agree. IMO, time is a result, it is measurable only after the chronological event has occurred. IOW time does not exist in the future. The future is an as yet timeless permittive (virgin) condition, undisturbed by any activity.
Presenting all this evidence however, does not deter those who insist 'time' is something physical behind the scenes like an event planner. Their motive is not physics but psychological security. No one wants to run out of 'time'.]
I agree! Moreover, no one can outrun time!