Binary analysis as minimal
Binary thinking begins to teach us some important things. Zero is zero: but, not only is zero zero; zero also is not one. Neither is zero two or five or a fruit cake.
Ah but humans persist in thinking of things as singles: as having single natures. So sex, change, mutation, death, extinction are good things: if universe is going to try to fill whole spectra.
For pk the obverse application of this perception concerns institutions. If you subsidize the military then you tax something else not seen as military. If the cat lands by the cream and laps it all up, the cat was lucky; if you reserve the cream for the cat, it’s different. If you found Oxford and favor Church of England theology in it, then other theologies lose chance.
Harvard cannot foster learning: Harvard can only foster certain learnings. Once there’s a budget, then other learnings are in effect “taxed.”
If you promote Bishop Wilberforce, then you didn’t promote Charles Darwin. If you promote Charles Darwin and Bishop Wilberforce (you’ve not only made a mess but) you haven’t promoted … Van Gogh … or pk … or who knows who.
Promoting pk (however good an idea it might be) is NOT a solution. There is no solution.
That’s another thing humans won’t learn: there is no solution.
Nature doesn’t need a solution. Reality isn’t a problem.
@ K 2004 11 27