Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of RdsWipWorldView/ThoughtAndLanguage

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09/02/08 00:12:53 (13 years ago)
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    3232Even physics, chemistry and especially biology and linguistics have shorthands that are universally used in spite of being rife with exceptions and addenda: newtonian physics and thermodynamics were the building blocks of 19th century engineering, and yet they only apply well within particular limitations of scale - demonstrably they are not useless, but neither are they "right". 
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     34== Limitations == 
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     36That language is structured for communicative brevity rather than for precision is a hint that most thought works in the same manner, but it goes further than this. 
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     38There is a limit to the dynamic complexity of a system that a human can turn in their minds and correctly predict outcomes for in a fixed period of time.  Given that humans are biological creatures operating in a complex and ever-changing world, generalizations are therefore crucial to survival, as a means to predict outcomes. 
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     40This extends even into hard sciences and other academic disciplines: there is no point modeling molecular fluid dynamics at a boundary layer when you only need to boil a pot of water. 
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