Moderator: Flannel Jesus
nameta9 wrote:Science is over therefore it is not
It seems that in many areas science has hit a wall. Three body problems can't be solved. So since it will remain forever a mystery, it allows us to continue to do science forever, to invent new setups, experiments and theories that pretend to go forward when in reality we are mostly staying still. So science is over, but exactly because it is over, it has the potential to expand hugely given its incapability to solve even the three body problem. So we will invent ever increasing complex theories, simulations, experimental apparatus, but all of this will be mostly self referential, will be mostly an excuse for a mostly human generated activity, a "culture", a "civilization", in the anthropological sense.
In fact our civilization, from an anthropological point of view, is just one small quirk, that has developed this activity of scientific research and technological manipulation of matter - reality, but it will probably be a short lived civilization, that doesn't really have any real or deeper knowledge than any other of the hundreds of quirk civilizations that have populated the earth. Actually ours, seen from another civilization - culture, which is always a totally arbitrary ensemble of activites, thought patterns, connections between rituals and symbols and emotional states, in short a set of experiences, well ours seen from any other would appear funny and irrelevant just as we view other "primitive" peoples cultures and activities funny.
But even if our science could become omnipotent, and do everything and anything it wanted, it would still be just a quirk civilization, just a one shot particular way of experiencing life. Any other culture, no matter how primitive or "ignorant", no matter how little they know, would experience life in a very different but just as valid way, and would probably have many experiences and situations, emotional states and mental states that we could never have, given that our technological civilization already programs on the outset exactly what we want and what experiences we can possibly have.
Users browsing this forum: No registered users