What is literally impossible to describe

How could we get a world where only impossible things happen? [closed]

A serious way to understand entropy and the arrow of time, since all events in quantum field theory (QFT) appear to be reversible (forward and backward in time equally with directly equivalent particles), is that time order is a property of rather than the world . The nature of time is an important, perhaps the primary, source of tension between QFT and general relativity.

Causality, as viewed in the unsolved problem of induction, may not be so much in the world as we understand it.

"Alice laughed," There's no point in trying, "she said," you can't believe impossible things. "" I think you haven't had much practice, "said the Queen." When I was younger I used to do it for half an hour a day. Sometimes I believed up to six impossible things before breakfast. "- Alice in Wonderland

We can imagine a world that doesn't make sense, but even then we're looking for principles of order like Alice. Dodgson ridiculed the "new mathematics" of his day with seemingly impossible things like imaginary numbers.

Jung suggested that causality is a way of grouping phenomena, finding patterns. And postulated synchronicity as an alternative principle, combined with ideas such as the astrological "as above so below".

We like to think of meaning, causality, etc., as outside of us. An alternative view is that meaning is like the turbulence that fish fins cause in the water that we make in the substance of our impressions of the world. In this view, we can only help make sense of it while navigating. Not doing this would mean staying stationary in our minds. But this picture draws attention to our freedom, our choices, how we understand the world.

Carlos Castenada talks about the realm of https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagual The non-conceptual realm between the islands of meaning on which our interactions take place. It is an area of ​​'impossibilities', but also an area in which action and intention are still possible, but without many of the assumptions that in the everyday mind somehow obscure the world.

Mathematics is a language. 1 + 1 = 3 only redefines words and is subject to an assessment of how good the new definition system is. Defining the complex number line is much more subversive and, in some ways, was more unsettling to people than it was suggested. Whatever languages ​​we have, whatever systems and organizational principles, the world exists beyond them. And unbound from them. We can, we must be able to explore it without the concepts necessary to understand it. Or we might not be able to create new concepts. Our experiences are fixed points on a larger landscape of the inexperienced, as do the proofs of mathematics or the experimental results of science, and the unproven and unproven beyond. Outside of these we can find new stands that reinterpret and simplify them, explaining them with deeper and more universal insights that we call knowledge. The creative space of hypothesis generation can contain far more subversive ideas than 1 + 1 = 3. To reach new heights in the landscape of ideas, we may have to cross valleys of chaos and impossibility. And we do.

Sue K Dccia

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, I couldn't fully understand it. Could you rephrase or re-explain your point of view?


@SueKDccia What we think is possible is to create a model of the world that simplifies it and makes it understandable for us. We can interact with the world in other ways without projecting onto it, but at a cost and mental skill. Creativity always does this in some way, going beyond the known into the impossible. This is not a place to tweak definitions, but to shake the very foundations of everything. Ancient knowledge, like a limited idea of ​​who we are, won't go away, it's part of history. But it can be changed radically, more than by redefining from 1 + 1 to = 3

Sue K Dccia

I'm still having trouble figuring out how this relates to my question. Please don't let this offend you


@ SueKDccia Maybe: The world is always beyond the dualism of possible and impossible, but our minds and the words we use must be reduced to what we believe possible for our own convenience or common sense.