The strength of the present scientific world-picture

Strength of our present scientific world picture

  • Parts of the world are are to be viewed through mathematical models or mechanisms
    • mental models with precise rules of behavior
    • match reality in such a powerful degree that we can predict, and manipulate the behavior of the world, almost throughout the full range of its scales and substances

All in all, we have succeeded in building successful models of the matter in the universe and its behavior, in a way that is wonderful and powerful. It is a collective achievement of an order incomparable with almost any previous human achievement. Our modern world in all its beauty — and fascinating and wonderful as it is to live in it — depends on this achievement.

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