The thing about mathematics is that it’s akin to paper and pen.

Agreed. The thing about mathematics is that it’s akin to paper and pen. You can draw nearly anything you want on paper. You can even do things like folding the paper, aligning it so you can draw on front and back at the same time with a single pen. You can stab holes in it.

In short, you can draw nearly anything with enough paper and pens of different sizes and you can prove nearly anything mathematically.

But that which resembles reality still isn’t reality. Even our evidence-based proofs have to be tempered with our biases and precognitions. Are we measuring the right things? What are we NEGLECTING to measure?

And so, constant course corrections. The dramatic ones make the big news but I think most scientific course corrections are rather minor with paradigm shifts rather uncommon.

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