Are we deceived by logic?
The german mathematician David Hilbert once dreamed of finding a complete and finite set of consistent axioms as a foundation of Mathematics. This dream, shared by many mathematicians was utterly crushed by Kürt Gödel when he proved it to be impossible with his Incompleteness theorems.
We can’t prove mathematics within it self and by extension any system from within the system it self. One has to stand outside the system to fully prove or understand it. This applies to logic as well, and by extension our own thoughts.
What if logic would be the natural path intelligent beings of this universe follow in their thoughts, like a built in trail for everything to follow. Did we invent it, or did we find it? I’m going to assume it to be a natural part of our universe in this argument (one could of course argue otherwise).
Logic is supposedly a natural trail and schematics of this universe, followed by any intelligent being. This of course means that logic is a system within the system “Universe”, which makes it impossible for logic to prove or understand that universe, there will always be something which we cant quite grasp using this method.
Logic has helped us build the modern world, our development is escalating at an impressive rate, and there are no signs that this would slow down anytime soon (assuming we don’t destroy our selves).
An even more modern world, interpreted by Moa Wallin
But let’s stop here and look at todays physics for a minutes, it’s pretty wild and crazy. We had it all sort of figured out until we split the atom, then everything went crazy.
- Relative time and space
- 11 Dimensions (the tenth dimension would be infinite raised by infinity.)
- Particle teleportation between dimensions
- An infinite amount of universes
- “Super membranes” vibrating in the 11th dimension creating the universes
Scientists are actually working on this, by using logic.
What would happen if we followed the trail and schematic that is logic to the close border of understanding the truth about our universe? It’s not like the thought would just end there, it’s not like our universe to behave in that manner. It would be more likely that it just led us to different weird thought patterns trying to explain the impossible.
Imagine a sphere. The logical trail followed by mankind would start at the center and lead us towards the edge, where the ultimate truth lies. But as logic can never reach the edge it just splits very close to the edge and branches out all over the sphere without we even realizing it.
So, this is a axiomatic argument based on logic, telling us that logic isn’t the answer. Maybe I should turn to Christianity? They seem to have it all figured out as they don’t even bother trying to explain their axioms.
No, I’ll end this with “Live long and prosper”