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Thread: The last and final argument about reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzhpcu View Post
    Science creates models to help understand how things work, not necessarily how things are. QM with its idealized zero dimensional points, is one example; string theory with its one dimensional strings vibrating in n dimensions is another. The primary gosl,of science is ti figure out how things work, not what things physically are. It is a realm of idealzed mathematicsl models.
    It is more insightful to say science makes predictive models and then tests them. Our brains/minds do exactly the same. Most of our useful models happen so early in life we forget that we were not born with them. Later we use maths to extend our models. If maths fails to make predictions it's not much use. But like you say it's all models. You can believe in MIR but all you have to work with is models so you cannot know the nature of it.
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    When we realize that patterns don't exist in the universe, they are a template that we hold to the universe to make sense of it, it all makes a lot more sense.
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    What I am saying is that predictive models target how things work and not what they really are akin to black box programming...

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    Or, in other words, science targets the mechanics of reality, not the question of reality itself.

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