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|User Info||What You Simply MUST Understand; entered at 2011-12-03 08:50:15|
Registered: 2009-09-04 Los Angeles, CA
"Bad philosophers are like slum landlords, and it's my job to put them out of business." -- Ludwig Wittgenstein|
It's a good question as to why this discovery has not been recognized by academic economists, and perhaps I might be able to provide an answer: none of them want that kind of discovery. The style of thinking represented in Karl's post is a repugnant thing in those circles, because it provides no scope for theoretical counterargument.
What you're in effect doing is proving something on the topic of man--mathematically! And worse yet: it's not complicated enough, not enough of a labyrinth enough, not model enough, but sure, they might call it "interesting," but only in a disinterested way. These academic shop keepers have grown accustomed to their high office of Keepers of the Mystery, and such propositions as found in Karl's post ruthlessly crosses out their holy watch words, and the greatest blasphemy is to have claimed to posses the solution to the problem--that really grinds at the academics most of all.
Therefore they take on a decided dislike--an indignation toward that crude heathen (oh, the accusation of 'non-scientist', as if they had a monopoly of reasoned thinking--or even practice and nurture it) who lifted his hand against the Enigma, who sought to stop its perennially vital wellspring, and silence lips that with such satisfaction posed unending questions.
Yet, with the very next breath, these same academics that defend the almighty Enigma then will try to peddle off to us that it is only their prayers the Enigma answers; and what remains unknown to them they'll reserve for occasional footnotes--with only their arrogance to suggest that they have mastered the Labyrinth, with the exception of a few corridors--dead ends, no doubt, probably buried in rubble--whereas in fact they have not even gotten to the entrance. Doomed forever to conjecture, having chipped a few flecks from the lock that sealed the gate, they delight in the glitter that gild their fingertips. But of what is locked they know nothing.
And yet, surely, one of the first duties of a scientist is to determine the extent not of the acquired knowledge, for that knowledge will explain itself, but, rather, of the ignorance, which is the invisible Atlas beneath knowledge.
And what could possibly have been this man's criterion for claiming Karl a 'non-scientist'? Given the man's own confession it wasn't based off the content presented, as he praised that--oh, it does rub them the wrong way to praise someone not baptized with the cap and gown.
Will Karl's arguments of exponents be heeded? Who knows in an Age where there are no longer universal authorities. The distribution--or disintegration--of specialization has advanced so far that the experts declare one unqualified whenever the "non-scientist" encroaches upon their particular territory. It has been said that a specialists is a barbarian whose ignorance is not well-rounded.
Since Karl's proof allows for no refutation, they'll find it necessary to ignore.