Saturday, August 30, 2014

The answer

Andorian thought resolves the issue of whether the world is one or many, an issue that has roiled the world of philosophy since the age of the pre-Socratics.  The world is neither one nor many. It is two.


"But," you say. "Nature, even in its irreducable form, consists of the many.  Physics, both theoretical and experimental, shows that the building blocks of nature are many in number.  There are many many subatomic particles, many types of strings (if you believe string theory)."  "Well," said the philosopher, "It is the 'or' that makes possible the many".