"The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits." G.K. Chesterton

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lucid sententia XIV

We're but mysterious collections of particular instances of universal tendencies.


Zegarnek said...

You are not saying here that you actually know the tendency of the Shrodinger's cat to be alive or dead are you?

And what if, by some unforeseen event, the cat pissed in the box, the box disintegrated and the cat escaped?

As a religious person I do not believe in universal tendencies (there actually could be multiple universes with unknowable tendencies).

Mariusz Popieluch said...

Hmm, but it may be the case that group theory can generalise all possible universes with arbitrary combinations of constants.

The theory then expresses a kind of universality, no?

Unknowable tendencies - epistemological limitations do not rule out the possibility of their unification IF they were to be found out. And I agree that my post is a little presumptious.