A Leap of Faith
When one criticizes the unseen world as not factual, as opposed to science which is factual, they commit an error. They claim they just believe in the cold facts, and solid logic rather than having faith in the unseen. However, this faith in the cold facts is also a belief. How so you might ask? Well, the base of all reason is logic, and logic is mathematical. The base of mathematics is the equation, where something equals something else or it doesn't. Here lies the fallacy. Nothing in this world exactly equals another thing. No penny exactly equals another penny, no leaf another leaf, and no pencil another pencil. We agree on equality because it is a useful concept, practically and ideally. How could we exchange money fairly if not for this? But it is a concept, not a reality. And this concept requires belief and faith even though it is not an
So you see it follows that all belief and trust in anything requires a leap of faith.
05/22/13 Writing 21, A Leap of Faith
This is not really related to my point, but it's a truism, in that math and it's application can have a beauty of its own. I must also note though, at this point beauty is not enough.
Math is everything and explains everything. Physicists are the most brilliant of all. Did you know Pluto or Uranus (I forgot which one) was discovered by math. The orbit of the other planets were off mathematically and those studying it were knew by math the other planet had do exist to explain the gravitational pull and were then able to start looking for it just where the math said it would be.
Had chance to read the recent thoughts...................which helped to make me somewhat sane again.