Posted: Aug 13, 2017 2:23 pm
by surreptitious57
Coincidence should be accepted as an entirely logical position between unrelated phenomena but this is not always so. The problem is not with it as such but the human obsession with wanting an answer to everything. Some things are coincidences while others are not but still defy explanation. Gaps in understanding should not be filled just for the sake of it. Knowledge acquisition is a work in progress. One that will span the remainder of our existence as a species motivated by curiosity. And also we must avoid that other very popular obsession of preferring answers that are satisfactory on some philosophical level A true answer that seriously fucks with us is always preferable to a false one that offers comfort in abundance. Now science of course doesnt know everything but unlike other disciplines it doesnt care what anyone thinks. It just shows things as they are. And so whether we actually like it or not is neither here nor there