I’m putting up some wood ceiling, so I’m in the shop more lately, and that’s more YouTube, and that’s more CFI posts. Lucky you. I put a similar religious/science one in religion and will put this one in science.
This is a Buddhist and Physicist, like the book, The Quantum and the Lotus, but updated to 2017. Sean Carroll gets the first 20 minutes, and the 20 minute mark is what this post is about. He’s talking about the embarrassing thing scientists or others have said, that we know everything, pretty much always turns out bad. The opposite is also bad, that we know nothing, and anything goes, anything is possible. These are the topics of a lot of posts on forums like this.
What I see, the dichotomy, is people who hang around and contribute to the conversation, you know who you are, and people who come and go and throw out something that’s been said before. They are usually less self-aware and most of them are gone, so not reading this.
For me, I like to think I have a good understanding of what Carroll says we know, and I’m open to new information. That’s probably a result of trying out Christianity for 17 years, having it fail, and needing to develop a new worldview at age 40. I could have just picked a different one, like being on the side of the stage with the Buddhist guy. I kinda like where I’m at.