Episode #19


I know that I know nothing

Today Mr. INTP and I talk about the relation between reality and our capacity to grasp it, how our knowledge of the world is based on the scientific method, and how common it is for you and me to base our entire thinking and decision-making on theories that may be internally consistent but are not provably true; they have merely not been falsified... yet.

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“I know that I know nothing” is a saying that is derived from Socrates: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_know_that_I_know_nothing

Heuristics are what humans use to create a model of (their experience of) their environment: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heuristic

“The Contagion Myth: Why Viruses (including ‘Coronavirus’) Are Not the Cause of Disease” is a book by Thomas Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell that I want to read: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/contagion-myth-thomas-s-cowan-md/1137427415

The scientific method is an established method of observing and describing reality, especially in Western culture: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_method

Occasionalism is a philosophy that is at odds with our every-day thinking about cause and effect: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/occasionalism/



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