Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Quote about Godel's Theorems

"(Concerning the properties of a given thing) it will always have dimension which exceeds the grasp of the theory" --- Terrence McKenna

But this says nothing about whether a theory can be condensed, and it is condensation that can lead to relative proof.

Tautological incompleteness is actually inadequate against relative proof. Nor does theory need to prove the tautological.


James R. said...

I am thinking about what you said about "theory condensation" but I really can't wrap my mind around it.

Is it that... for all theories that they should keep all principals intact (as for those that the theory itself managed to keep within one system) while still being able to tell the theory from the principals of/for the theory itself and that there is as such a way (or could/should be a way) for one to be able to constantly determine those principals that resulted from the origin of the theory (as for those principals that drove the theory into reality as a theory) and those principals that were themselves the result of it as a correct and true theory?

Nathan Coppedge said...

What I mean by 'condensation' is the efficiency of the theory, conventionally shown as the number of allowable assumptions which precede the arguments / and or system.

James R. said...

Oh ok kind of like as for how many ways something can be disproven based on the ways that something can/could already exist.

That may not have come out right but I think that I know what you mean, although I find myself lost with all logic while you seem to use it to define certain things better than I do.