The Failure of Paradigms (ways of Thinking)

There is a reason the world is continuously coalescing to the vocabulary and grammars of science: and that is because of the commensurability and therefore falsificationary value of the single most parsimonious vocabulary and grammar consisting entirely of continuous relations from the very small below human scale, through to human scale, to the very large beyond human scale – the semantics of which consist of analogies to observable experience: human scale.

Any idiot can come up with a paradigm that provides some sort of explanatory power, in the same way that a fairy tale, legend, or mythos provides explanatory power: by analogy. And idiots come up with new paradigms all the time, in an effort to elucidate some set of relations or other. And the they congratulate themselves on their insight and next seek to preserve that insight by justification: a forever-failing attempt to find a way for the rest of human knowledge to fit that paradigm. They over-invest. They fail.

It is quite different to start with an attempt to discover the grammar and semantics of science itself, and with that ambition to correct the minor incompatibilities between the arts and sciences, thereby increasing commensurability and falsifiability across all arts and sciences – producing a universal grammar and semantics and as such rendering all human knowledge more parsimonious and synthetic.

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