Ah! Maybe you can explain why a candidate needs 240 volts in the Electrical College.
Good post, NB.
One of the hallmarks of a scientific theory necessary for it to be considered scientific is that it can be DISPROVEN by evidence, but never PROVEN.
I think most people live their lives that way. Do you eat any ol’ mushroom you find in the forest? Do you open a door before attempting to enter a room?
A few years ago I attended a UofC, Irvine lecture series on Science & Technology sponsored by the College of Arts & Humanities. They brought in leading scientists & engineers to tell them about the current state of things in that arena.
In a Q&A with an astronomy, I asked whether a sufficiently intelligent alien world would arrive at the same or different scientific theories, or would theirs & ours converge toward a common description of nature, a “God’s-Eye-View”.
He was quick to say they would be completely different. The room was happy.
My follow-up: They would not arrive at the same Periodic Table" that we use?
We winced, and reluctantly, but adamantly, agreed that they would have the same periodic table we have.
The room was visibly shaken.
Jacques Derrida wrote a book explaining how no one can really understand an author, only interpret through one’s own lenses.But then he complained about negative critiques, saying his critics misunderstood what he had said.
It won’t be accepted by Reality itself. Ultimately.
Good luck with that.
Yet, I’ll bet you always raise the garage door before you drive into the garage.
Yet, I’ll bet you won’t drive into your garage without first raising the door.
The cartoon is not political at its root, nor are my remarks, except to the extent that there are more postmoderns on the left than on the right. The “Living Constitution” jurisprudence, for example, rests on the abandonment of belief that we can know original intent.
Another example: Christians also tend to believe that one can discern the meaning of ancient authors, contrary to Postmodern claims. To the extent that Christians generally gravitate to the political right, that adds to the political nature of the cartoon.
But the cartoon’s politics is derivative.
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