Infinity and the infinitesimal, Tue, Jan 29 2013 #(1498)

Jan 29, 2013

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, where will you put this e-mail? I am not Religious. I am not an Atheist. I am not Agnostic. You, and your convert followers, worship Science and Mathematics (S&M), though many of your converts have little knowledge of either. They take your word for it. Faith? I think of Mathematics as a tool of Science, or as an accomplice in the Science Delusion.

I have thought often of the concept of Infinity and of the Infinitesimal. It seems to me to be the best example of why S&M fails.

You are good at remembering or devising names for things and at describing results
from your own or from others experiments. You have described how spots on fishes change according to differing predatory environments. You don’t ask why, Science never asks why. It observes and labels.

Perhaps there is something about why that I am missing? I have missed it all my life in that case.

Evolution is a fact. Evolution is miraculous. Evolution is stunning. Evolution is ……., but why does it happen? Why spots? Why fish?

Science enjoys analogy, speaking of Trains falling through gaps as they approach the speed of light or of events at the top and bottom of Lifts that are ? Miles high. The fact that Trains can never actually do this or that Lifts can never be made that big does not perturb their thinking. Nor that of their disciples! Mathematics is even worse, making up equations when it runs out of solutions, and making up new ones when the old ones no longer fit.

I hope you have been unable to label me yet, or put me into Good, or Bad or plain downright ugly! I will leave you with a thought that may help
“If things don’t alter they’ll stop as they are”

Best regards,

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