On 11/3/2012 6:47 PM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
: Is there something that I could know to be the case, and which is not
a proposition that could be part of some scientific theory?"
Yes . "I love my mother" is some knowledge that I know , and is not part of a scientific
But could it be is the question. There could be a scientific theory that Alberto Corona
loves his mother and you could know the theory.
We know reality because we live in the reality, We do not approximate reality by
theories. We directly know reality because we live within it. Our primary knowledge is
intuitive, historic, direct.. It is _the_ reality.
A theory is a second class of knowledge about a model that approximate reality, maybe
upto a point of an isomorphism with some-part-of reality, but certainly, not an
isomorphism that embraces the whole reality, because we could never know if we have
modelized the entire reality, nether if this modelization is accurate.
The legitimate usage of the models is to refine this intuitive knowledge. But at the
worst, a model can negate our direct knowledge and try to create an alternative
reality. In this case the theorist reclaim the model as the reality. Thus the theorist
.reclaim a complete knowledge of reality. In this case the theorist is outside of
science, even if it is within the science industry, and becomes a sort of gnostic preacher
Yes, a model that includes everything is impossible (and not even useful), but it might
still be that each thing you know is part of some model.
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