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Sharing doubt is the new gold

  • Posted on: 18 June 2017
  • By: hans

Pu is the word we use to express not knowing in the Mirdan Philosophy (blog 1).

There is a boundary between knowing and not knowing that we frequently encounter and cross ( blog 2).
An example of such a boundary: Computers are made according to simple rules, while we live in a world that often does not fit the boxes the computers operate on. (blog 3).

Sharing doubt is the new gold

The gap between system and reality

  • Posted on: 18 June 2017
  • By: hans

The behaviour of cows is unpredictable. You read it in my previous blog "Cows and not-knowing".

And when that behaviour leads to changes in the ecosystem, the ecosystem is unpredictable too.
That's what I learned in my internship.

After my internship I saw the same pattern more often.

The behaviour of individual people is unpredictable, especially when a lot of people interact with each other.
This leads to a completely unpredictable society.

The gap between system and reality

Cows and not-knowing

  • Posted on: 17 June 2017
  • By: hans

A young bull lived in a small herd in a nature reserve on the shores of a lake.

He felt strong, but was, like any young animal, at the bottom of the hierarchy.
One day he challenged a senior bull, it was a mistake, he was expelled from the herd.

The nature reserve was small, so he could not really leave, but returning to the herd was impossible too.
He took the gamble and swam into the lake, quite far away there was a small island. There he was safe from the herd.

Cows and not-knowing

What the hell is pu?

  • Posted on: 17 June 2017
  • By: hans

Pu is the first word of the mirdan philosophy.

It is the word for everything we do not know or understand.

Imagine you do not know the meaning of life, then that will be pu for you.
Or you do not know what you want to do this afternoon, also pu.

More examples of pu are:

What the hell is pu?

Beyond Post-modernism

  • Posted on: 7 March 2015
  • By: hans

We now live in a post-modern world

It is as if we still live in the structures and truths of the old world, but no longer believe in it.

These old structures continue to collapse and we stand there and watch it happen. It makes us fearful, because there is nothing else yet, but we cannot or do not want to prevent this collapse.

We could make another attempt at repairing, check if it can even be repaired. Or we can do something else.

The time has come not only see the lack of relativity of these old truth but the time has come to say goodbye to them.

Independent Reality

  • Posted on: 16 March 2009
  • By: hans

There are borders where science and philosophy are not able to go beyond.
Some people don't like to look at those borders, they find it difficult to see that they exist.

Other people see those borders more clearly, but start fantasizing about their meaning and what is beyond. I don't think that that is a proper way.

The borders have a tendency to move, at least our view of those borders.

Today I read about a philosophical and science border as described by Bernard d'Espagnat.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16769-concept-of-hypercosmic-god-w...