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Christian Tractatus

(Text as at 12/08/2007 10:17:46)

In any sufficiently rich model of some sub-system of the world, the recursive application of the rules of the model may take us into areas of the model that do not mirror the world.

  1. Also, since we may not know what all the theorems generated by the model are, we may never know whether the model truly mirrors the world.
  2. Similarly, when subscribing to some systematic explanation of the world, some world view, we do not know, and may never know, whether it is an accurate model of the world.
  3. It is easier to demonstrate the deficiencies of a model than to prove that it has none. The latter may be impossible.

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