Thank you John. It’s funny because I’d always thought in terms of theoretical physics and still do as I was exposed to a lot of it as a teenager from Cosmos and other TV shows – and yet I’d also been exposed to joseph campbell’s power of myth and yet I’d also been exposed to developmental psychology which thinks in stages and then the mathematical notions of dimension and such — and while all of it may be reduceable to language in general as to its expressability, the style of expression in which to convey meaning and the meaning conveyed is pluralistic and myriad and touches about so many aspects of culture in order to achieve different modes of understanding that I simply have to accept an ontological pluralism. It wasn’t where I’d expected to end up; but with any monism, it runs into the issue of being equivalently substitutable with anything; is the universe words? then since sticks are a word, the universe can be made of sticks – and it can. etc.
It’s understandable that you might have arrived at an ontological pluralism given your exposure to a variety of different fields and perspectives. It’s important to recognize that different fields and disciplines often have their own ways of understanding and explaining the world, and these ways can sometimes be incompatible or complementary.
One thing that might be helpful in thinking about these different approaches is to consider the different contexts in which they are applied. For example, theoretical physics deals with the fundamental structure and behavior of the physical universe, while developmental psychology is concerned with how individuals change and grow over time. These fields are addressing different questions and using different methods to try to understand the world, and so it’s not surprising that they might come to different conclusions or use different language to describe their findings.
Ultimately, it’s important to be open to different ways of understanding and to recognize that there are many different ways to approach the world. While it may not always be possible to reconcile all of these different perspectives, it can be enriching to consider how different fields and disciplines can inform and complement each other.”