A Real Humedinger

By | February 23, 2018

Bringing Humean reasoning into the modern age, the discoveries of quantum mechanics and the ideas inherent in superposition (even if that is a poor name for the true concept) only strengthen Hume’s case that there is no way to demonstrate causality — that causality is not a thing we can reasonably discuss.

Yes, the problem of induction is not new, and I am not breaking any new ground here. However, it is striking that we base all of science and much of the modern world on something with such shaky foundations.

Yes, it works, but there are more questions than answers.

Or, to quote Kate Miller-Heidke:

I climbed a Jacob’s Ladder
I fell down holy stairs
I found Siddartha’s temple
No answer anywhere