Pyramid Comment

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007


"I'm right, you're wrong"     (most likely)


"You're right, I'm wrong"     (least likely)

It's a one-way argument, regardless of who "I" may be. Speculation borne out of speculation, but disguised as 'fact'. If the original speculation is flawed then every subsequent 'fact' must also be suspect. That's self-defining. Some 'facts' are accepted simply because there is a consensus at that point in time as each new 'fact' is fitted into the paradigm. It may be a force fit, since the accepted 'facts' make it so this must happen. The dogma cannot be wrong. Historical 'facts' endanger truth since possibly erroneous 'facts' remain as the crumbling foundation. The collapsed structure can be rebuilt, of course, but the changes won't be obvious. Maybe the structure appears the same, but the use and incumbents will have changed. Failed dogma can persist, yet its origins might not even be questioned.

The traditional force fit fails, yet persists.

If something fits the rule then it is considered right. Otherwise it is wrong: 2+2=5 is wrong since the fundamental rule of mathematics that even + even = even is broken:

  • odd + odd = even
  • even + even = even
  • even + odd = odd
  • odd - odd = even (and zero)
  • even - even = even (and zero)
  • even - odd = odd
  • odd - even = odd
It could actually be something that is right, but just fails to fit into the accepted paradigm.

Compounding a mistake by using an incorrect value obtained from an earlier result distorts the truth even more. Basing a later premise on an incorrect earlier 'fact' simply produces a magnified error. It's one explanation as to why science is in such a contradictory muddle.

The Fibonacci series is a number sequence that only attempts to describe a spiral and has no magic of its own, however perceived. Many fascinating comparisons can be made, but they only constitute points of interest. The illusion of some esoteric and mysterious connection is just that: illusion, but nonetheless, still interesting. Truth and illusion can be confused and differentiating between the two gets very confusing.

Be aware that looking elsewhere can reveal a different truth.