[Color.of.Mind] Knowledge Base?At home, I was playing with my newly written program fortune, concept ported from linux, passing -m argument with "einstein" pattern. I thought that I must recall those past quotations frequently. The level of acquaintance over the philosophical reasoning, and the amount of knowledge that I have is constantly changing ( I hesitated to use the phrase "constantly increasing") as a consequence, different level of understanding. Reviewing those words I'm finding entirely new meanings, or just getting some sense of what the words are trying to point, or in some places completely clueless, otherwise.
After sensing the complexity of NP complete problems, still un-proved problem of convergence of multilayered Neural Networks, another un-proved problem of the discrete half of seemingly quite obvious histogram equalization in digital image processing , also the perfectness and beauty of the value 'e' the 2.7182... , the pi, and phi, I realized the lines from Einstein in greater level then I used to in my school days. I know this is still far from the complete absorption of the sense Albert has implied.
"As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not
certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
-- Albert Einstein
(famous mandelbrot(z=z^2+c) fractal from GNU Xaos)
Mathematics is the written form of the universe, but if we don't see mathematics , may be we haven't sharpen our eyes to see it all. The transcendental eyes that see codes running inside TheMatrix. You may, but someone might not see the single-threadedness in all these blinking cursor,windows, buttoms,MSword,explore, winamp.. bunch of hidden processes (services) and the Operating System itself in a PC. Each has to submit there machine codes to the majestic CPU one at a time. Even in the multi CPU the implementation of Spinlocks in kernel level, forces some level of single-threadedness. For instance, lets take a game, a single process with handful of pseudo-threads, so many things happening at the same time! Who is willing to see the single threadedness? perhaps only the developers, the game gods, specially the Physics engine developers, who are suffered by this inevitable single-threadedness most.
Why I'm writing so much about the single-threadedness is to show that how simply we take things for granted and make our judgments that later transforms to strong beliefs. Considering today’s considerably simple Computer System as the universe, who knows, one day it might evolve to an extent that there will be computer subjects at higher abstraction comparable to psychology and social studies. Think of this single-threadedness at that time, buried deep inside. Actually it wont, because it's a creation of human, already well documented and everyone knowingly or unknowingly knows that computer works in 1, 0.
Taking this analogy little further, how hard it would be to find out this simple fact if the previous knowledge is cut off from everyone. This would be the situation of present the universe. Everything lost at the time of big bang, the singularity. If somebody supposebly finds out the single-threadedness, would it be accepted by every one? People are so much reluctant to contradiction that simple alternate view presented in The Da Vinci Code , just as a fiction novel, receives so much protest, considering the fact that nobody knows the exact truth. Now we know feelings and emotions are completely the processing of mind, nothing to do with heart. Still it is considered too silly to say "from the bottom of my mind". May be the mathematics is always referring to reality but we are not able to perceive it with our cognitive functions, possibly because of this reluctances that we develop along with our age. Some loves to call it common sense.