Saturday, December 29, 2018

"Math's Existential Crisis": Even South Park can't undo Godel's Incompleteness Theorem

Undefined Behavior offers us “Math’s Existential Crisis”, an animated presentation of Godel’s Incompleteness Theorem.

We’d rather be incomplete than inconsistent.

Does that mean quaternions really won’t completely describe the Universe?

Or does this explain why Donald Trump gets away with making up relative truths?
Or does it explain the radical Left’s infatuation with intersectionality:  the idea that language is invented to express a power structure to oppress captive peoples, but that no ultimate descriptive truth exists. We get back to James Damore’s Google memo. Maybe Fox News will approve of this one.   

By the way, "undefined behavior" has an antonym. Jack Conte's "manifest observable behavior". 

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