Reality is a flip-flop. But, what is a flip-flop? Is it a flip or a flop?
If reality is both a flip and a flop, then it is paradoxically contradictory between “flip” and “flop”, whereas if it is neither a flip nor a flop, then it isn’t at all.
So, reality obviously can’t be neither both a flip and a flop nor neither a flip nor a flop, although it is a flip-flop. It means that telling what reality is can only be either inconsistent or ambiguous, not both consistent and unambiguous. There simply is no way to fuse “flip” with “flop” both consistently and unambiguously.
In spite of this fact, cladists believe that there is a “true tree of life” and particle physicists believe that there is a “Higgs particle”. that is, that there is a way to fuse “flip” with “flop” both consistently and unambiguously. These beliefs are thus true iff (ie, if and only if) belief can defeat facts, but not iff it can’t.
The question concerning cladistics and particle physics is thus whether they can defeat facts or not.