From: Kai Becker (email@example.com)
Date: Mon Jan 07 2002 - 14:12:35 MST
Am Montag, 7. Januar 2002 20:23 schrieb J. R. Molloy:
> [...] a device for accurately identifying incorrect thinking has already
> been invented, and has been in use for hundreds of years, [...]
> The device for accurately identifying incorrect thinking is the
> scientific method.
This method also helped to discover, that "The One and Only Truth"(tm) is a
myth when you try to find it outside your algebra book. And we don't even
need to stress Heisenberg or Gödel for this. Simple everyday logic helps a
lot: "According to our formulas you ought to be happy..." Context is the
first magic word, Complexity the other.
Scientific method is good for building bridges and star ships - I wouldn't
go without it. But it doesn't help much when dealing with humans (You do
have some experiences in this field, don't you?) for example. See all the
political threads. When "correct" becomes a question of perspective and
granularity, it loses it's uniqueness.
-- == Kai M. Becker == firstname.lastname@example.org == Bremen, Germany == "Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced"
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