Find that I DO turn to numbers routinely. And the authority you feel when the numbers behave as mathematics requires is like no other to me.
The math does not care. But the math is never wrong.
And there is a comfort in that which I think turns into a sense of protection. So the math may not care but you can find shelter in truth.
So yes, will turn to numbers in comfort and love the conversation with the math even knowing the math does not care. But the math can talk to you. And you can talk to the math, and ask questions!
And if you ask the right questions, the math can give you the truth.
Without a doubt to me is one of the greatest phrases. And in mathematics truth can be found--without a doubt.