Science Vs. Math, It's So On!

“I think this is funny because it explains a problem I’ve had with math all along, which is that math just makes stuff up: makes up numbers, and space between numbers, and relations between numbers, and I’m not even mentioning zero. Also I know that the horizon problem went something like, the universe shouldn’t have been born as uniform as it was because it was farther across than light—which created the uniformity—could have traveled by then. Something like that. So AG’s mathematicians solve the problem by making light travel faster than light.”
I’m with Awl pal Ann Finkbeiner: Math sucks! (Especially zero!) After that, she kind of loses me. And hurts my brain. But I’m pretty sure I like what she’s saying about this cartoon about the different methods of solving astronomy’s “Horizon Problem.”