On sorting and science (ie, whether realisms like cladistics and particle physics is science)

The word “sort” denominates both the act of sorting, ie, to sort, and the results of this act, eg, one sort. It means that the axiom of realism (such as cladistics and particle physics) that sorts are real, means that the act of sorting must equal the act of finding sorts. However, if this is the case, then sorts actually can’t be real, contrary to realists’ axiom, since there are different ways to sort the same things, if it doesn’t mean that reality is multilateral, in which case the act of finding sorts is subjective (and reality thus is subjective). Realism thus means that reality is multilateral (ie, subjective) contrary to what realisms like cladistics and particle physics assume.

The axiom of realism, ie, that sorts are real, is thus in practice a personal choice of subjectivity instead of objectivity. Realisms can thus be scientific only to the extent that we allow science to be subjective. If we allow science to be subjective, then every point of view is science. It means that if we allow realisms (such as cladistics and particle physics) to be scientific, then we dilute scientific objectivity into subjectivity. This is the route back into the subjectivity we left with the enlightenment period in the 18th century. It is thus not a new route, but a route back into the pre-enlightment situation.

Everything goes round-and-around, but why abandon objective science in the favor of subjectivity when we have succeeded to climb above subjectivity? Why not continue building an objective model of reality? Subjectivity (like cladistics and particle physics) is actually primitive to science, ie, an ancestor.

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