The creative universe

The universe is not made of mathematics

In their seeking of simplicity, scientists fall into error. They mistake their abstract concepts describing reality – for reality itself. The map for the territory. This leads to dogmatic overstatements, paradoxes and mysteries such as quantum gravity. To avoid such errors, we should evoke the thinking of philosopher Alfred North Whitehead and conceive of the universe as a universe-in-process, where physical relations beget new physical relations, writes Michael Epperson. 


When celebrity physicists disagree about some fundamental prediction or hypothesis, there’s often a goofy and well-publicized wager to reassure us that everything is under control. Stephen Hawking bets Kip Thorne a one-year subscription to Penthouse that Cygnus X-1 is not a black hole; Hawking and Thorne team up and bet John Preskill a baseball encyclopedia that quantum mechanics would need to be modified to be compatible with black holes. Et cetera, et cetera

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oliver dunn 9 June 2022

Whitehead has very true and brilliant views and philosophies. You need to gradually contemplate these philosophies to develop more.

Sam Nuzbrokh 21 June 2021

Nice quality content! Thanks for sharing!

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Sam Nuzbrokh 21 June 2021

I love the thoughts and content!

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