Science of Understanding

Ladder of Abstraction

  • Math – helps us understand all worlds (universal language)
  • Physics – interactions between the building blocks of forces
    • nucleic force (strong force)
    • electricity
    • radiation
    • gravity
  • Chemistry – physics of the building blocks of our world (atoms)
  • Biology – chemistry of the life structures of our world (cells)
  • Neurology – study of cognition in biological creatures
  • Social Sciences – implications of cognition (Sociology/Economics/Psychology)

 

Tenants of Math

 

Tenants of Physics

  1. Energy cannot be created or destroyed (mass too!)
    • There is no “out” or “away” … everything goes somewhere. 
  2. This move from order to disorder
    • Without additional energy. This go from complex to simple. Breakdown. Lose energy.
  3. As the temperature approaches absolute zero, a system approaches stasis
    • At zero energy, things die a cold death

 

Tenants of Chemistry

 

Tenants of Biology 

  1. Proton gradients power everything
  2. All life is cell-based
  3. Life evolves through natural selection (randomness)
  4. Genetic information is encoded in DNA

 

Tenants of Neurology

 

Tenants of Social Sciences

  1. These systems are too complex and unpredictable for forecasts