Sunday, April 29, 2018


For today’s Sunday reflection, a little Rudy Rucker:
“…the ultimate success will never be ours [scientists]. Nowhere in the castle of science is there a final exit to absolute truth.
“This seems terribly depressing. But, paradoxically, to understand Gödel’s proof is to find a sort of liberation. For many logic students, the final breakthrough to full understanding of the Incompleteness Theorem is practically a conversion experience. This is partly a by-product of the potent mystique Gödel’s name carries. But, more profoundly, to understand the essentially labyrinthine nature of the castle is, somehow, to be free of it.”

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