Lessons on Causality

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Re: Lessons on Causality

Postby Magnus Anderson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:17 am

He's not wrong. He's just an annoying nitpicker. Instead of trying to understand the gist of the post he obsesses over irrelevant details. He's a Grammar Nazi. He keeps repeating that "the devil is in the details" ignoring that the devil is also in the big picture.

But he is wrong when he says that randomness is ignorance. And so are you.
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Re: Lessons on Causality

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:34 am

When the human mind, or any intelligent organism, encounters enormous complexity, as is the nature of existence, then the brain must limit its sense-data according to its methods of cognition, to reduce (infinite) data down to knowable forms. This is how all nervous systems work, the function of sensory organs and brains. Ignorance is the result of these cognitive limitations. It is a natural reaction, a reflex, a compulsion.

A human mind cannot "know everything", and so must limit data input. The thing is, humans generally, are not aware of their own ignorance and perceptual blind spots. Similar to how everybody has blind-spots in their vision range, or how the human brain cognizes two visual images (one from each eye) into one model, of Consciousness.

People don't examine themselves, their knowledge, their own consciousness. Thus self-consciousness is rare, in humanity, in life, and is symbolic of higher intelligences.
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Re: Lessons on Causality

Postby Urwrongx1000 » Fri Dec 29, 2017 2:44 am

In fact, owing to Causality, humanity now has a long history of records and discoveries, culminating into a collective knowledge. Intelligent individuals of the past, scientists and revolutionaries, all contributed to that collective knowledge by adding relevant observations and lessons about causality. This causes that. And that causes something else. Because much of that knowledge is tried, tested, and true, humans today don't need to relearn everything. Instead they trust the pile of knowledge, Dogma. They accept the general theses and theories. In turn, human knowledge has become specialized. So instead of discovering general causes of existence, contemporary intellectuals now focus on very small, minute causes, nano-technologies and micro-biology. Yet in the larger sense, there is aeronautics, astronomy, rocket science, and many new forms of physics.

I would label 'Science' as this collection of causality, of stored knowledge, all pooled together.

Science is the Study of Causality.
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