On the impossibility to reach a single unambiguous description of the world (like the “standard model” of particle physics)

It is impossible to reach a single unambiguous description of the world (eg, the “standard model” of particle physics), because our partitioning of it in words offers only two alternative entrances to logical reasoning: assuming that kinds are real or assuming that kinds aren’t real, whereof the first ends in paradoxical contradiction (see Russell’s paradox) and the second ends in ambiguity (ie, the back side of paradoxical contradiction). These two ends are actually one and the same thing, or rather interface between them.

It does thus not matter how much or how long we reason, we simply can’t end up in anything but paradoxical contradiction or ambiguity. The world simply isn’t understandable rationally.

This is actually what made the ancient Greek rational culture collapse. There was, and is, simply no rational truth about the world to be found. It means that existential science (like particle physics and cladistics) is Sisyfos work

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s