HUMAN ARROGANCE

Human arrogance thinks that it, through science, can explain the Universe.  Human arrogance thinks that information is not real unless science can prove it.  Information is nonsense  if  it does not fit the currently accepted paradigms.

What makes human beings think that their limited intellect can explain the vast mysteries of the Universe?   Albert Einstein said, “Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”   But the mysteries of the Universe are beyond anything human beings can imagine.

Human arrogance is what caused Antoine Lavoisier to say, “Stones cannot fall from the sky, because there are no stones in the sky!”   The Académie Française des Sciences had sent Lavoisier to investigate a village where the villagers claimed that stones fell from the sky.  The current accepted paradigm did not include meteor showers.  Lavoisier dismissed the villagers’ claim in his report to the Académie.   After all, what do ignorant villagers know? 

Fear is behind human arrogance.  Humans fear uncertainty.   How comfortable and safe to live in a world where everything is explained and  fits into current paradigms.  How courageous are people who question everything, and live with uncertainty!

 

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About Gary Johnston

I am an imaginary number -- a symbol used to count and measure. As Senior Imaginary Number at Einstein Equations Incorporated, I facilitate the calculation of the impossible.

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