Science with Commonsense

When it seems like a science result is about providing proof for commonsense; this would be bad if it was that we needed proof of commonsense in order to regard or appreciate it. But then, it is good to get some scientifically originated affirmation of sense that should be common: to see the science of the sense.

When the results of a scientific investigation contradicts true commonsense, they may tell us that it is counterintuitive, trying to overlay our doubts with grammar—semantics. But commonsense ought not be conflated with intuition, even if their outcomes might be similar.

So, if a ‘scientific’ result contradicts true commonsense, then, the investigation probably got something wrong, somehow. But then we know that the scientific method, which is a very commonsensical process, is very much involved in the identification of sense that we can make common.

My science versus your science

Scientific results and associated recommendations do not always align on the same issues. That’s part of the beauty of academia. In cases like these, some people take sides, assuming different opinions.

It is interesting to think of personal science: my science versus your science. This thought coming from arguments about the relativity of truth and morality: ideas that speak of truth as truths that may vary from person to person — that my truth about a certain issue could be different from yours.

For differing ideas on the same issue and in the same domain to be true at the same time, however contadictory, truth has to be personal. In the same vein, for contradictory scientific opinions to be valid at the same time, they have to be personal. But in the case of science, this sounds particularly funny — almost unscientific.

Homosexuality in the Limit

In the limit (as in mathematics), with regards to the natural biological function, and if births were strictly by [natural] procreation then there are two extreme cases:
Case 1:- If everyone were strictly heterosexual, then the human race should continue to exist.
Case 2:- If everyone were to be strictly homosexual, then the human race would necessarily have ceased—completed when the last person died.

Mathematicians use this method among others to investigate functions and their properties. And it isn’t necessary that the limiting situations occur or be feasible.
We can, from this viewpoint say, considering case 2, that promoting homosexuality could be an assault on humanity and unfair to human existence.

While it has been said that there’s a scientific evidence to support homosexuality as ‘natural,’ there’s still sufficient evidence and questions to prevent it from being given the regard of scientific law or principle. It appears to have been given this status by the media and public emotion—which are hardly bases for good legislation.

One could say that, homosexuality, at best, should be left as one of the very many permissible anomalous behaviours, even though it makes a fundamental statement against humanity.

What might one say about the confusing and paradoxical idea, homosexual marriage? It neither follows from our essential biology nor from natural law, works against the idea of evolutionary biology, and is diametrically opposed to nature and natural law. Any enabling law for it is so naturally unlawful and should be itself illegal. Any laws against it isn’t thus unlawful.

It’s for individual peoples to decide how their society would be on this. Ireland recently, and the US supreme court, this week, decided for same sex ‘marriage’—ignoring, I think, that insight mathematical thinking provides.

Footnotes/Additional thoughts:
If the constitution of the United States of America provides for homosexual marriages, then it must certainly provide for a lot more abnormal things. It is likely that we hear more questionable cases in the near future.

To promote an aberration isn’t a just ideal.

‘Mathematical thinking’ applied to socio-philosophical issues.

Making the exception the norm requires great PR—with a dose of irrationality.
Why are we irrational on some points?
How do we get irrational?
Wouldn’t ‘preventing’ irrationality require some sort of tyranny?

Wine… Everyone has something… Every life is worth living…

It’s been said that red wine furnishes one with nourishment that makes for a healthy heart and long life. Which, if true, makes it a multivitamin syrup or dietary supplement.

God created nature to evolve in a way that provides us with multiple sources of the same necessities for life and living. Whether or not we know about them, can properly access them, or appropriately use them is another matter.

It is the honour and duty of man to discover and/or to appropriate these things and more. That’s what we do when we walk, jog, hop, enjoy, experience, love, talk, hang out, dress up, decorate, design, draw, paint, picture, create, imagine, explore, tour, travel, fly, drive, bike, breathe, see, study, observe, learn, listen, think, ponder, admire, wonder, write, read, research, dig, find, give, receive, smile, make up, marry, make love, grow, build, work, jump, stomp, dance….

Everyone has something.
Every life is worth living.

What is mathematics?

Mathematics is a tool to discover, describe and explain reality in precise and logical terms. Our immediate reality is nature, its physics, its chemistry, and its biology. It is a terse abstraction and representation of perception—that is, of mathematical reality. It starts from the obvious and goes on to the non-obvious, searching the depths of the riches of the wisdom and the knowledge of God. Where there is perception, there is existence, however imperfect or otherwise.

Mathematics is a distinct language for expressing and communicating mathematical reality. This is perhaps where we might lose our way as we delve deeper into it—having to learn a new comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, semantics and syntax. If however we can cross this pond, we will more clearly see the art in its reality, where it is beautiful for what it represents, its simplicity or its intricacy. Through mathematics we can see and appreciate a little more of the genius of humanity, of the creation, and of all existence.