Could anybody tell me why Western philosophy insists that the universe is based upon physics? The Eastern approach looks as the universe as based upon mathematics which agrees with what we observe. The base entities of matter can only be described by physics when they behave as an electron, but the electron the neutrino and the quark can only be described by mathematics. This is also true for the start of the universe, so why do we insist on trying to describe reality using physics? Chemistry, biology and every other field of science cannot be described by physics, but can be described by a combination of physics and mathematics. This explains why we find pure mathematics in all fields of science. Mathematics cannot come out of physics but physics can come out of mathematics. The problems we run into trying to describe the universe using a single consistent set of physical laws evaporate if you describe the universe with a single consistent set of mathematical laws. There is no logic that dictates the universe must be based on physics, it is just a traditional viewpoint that comes from Western philosophy. Isn't it time we looked at what is now being taught in schools in Asia? It makes much more sense.