The Problem with Epistemology

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Nyarlathotep's picture
Mathematics models the laws

quip - Take mathematics which governs our universe (the closest we have to an absolute) cannot ultimately be proven to be true. Are you familiar with Gödel's incompleteness theorems?

Mathematics models some very limited aspects of nature well; governing nature is a bridge too far, imo.

Also Gödel's incompleteness theorems show that not all truths can be proved; NOT that no truths can be proved (a huge difference). Anyone who has taken high-school geometry should be aware of the latter part.

Apollo's picture
this seems interesting and


this seems interesting and relevant to the OP's topic but I'm not sure how it relates exactly. Care to expand on this?


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