Pyramid Philosophical

Monday, September 06, 2010

Spiritual Learning

The acquisition of knowledge is more a concept and therefore isn't factual. The weight of 1kg apples is quantifiable (gravity will affect the weight of a specific mass), but how is the extent of knowledge measured? Even mathematics as a factual method of manipulating numbers is based simply on the concept of numbers. What actually is represented by 'a number'? The essence of spirituality has nothing to do with religion and is an issue that deals more with basic psychology.

A (1 x 1) square has a diagonal of approximately 1.4142 (root 2) and is an irrational number. This quantity can be easily drawn, but never defined mathematically. The same for the value Ğ» and although it is defined as the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter (or the area of a circle to the square of its radius), can never be quantified: approximately 3.142 even though such a description can be pictorially described. It is the semantic difference between a drawing and a symbolic definition.

  • In any sense of 'proof', should the failure to define and quantify disprove the hypothesis?
Note added: 02.01.2013

The integration of the area to volume adds another dimension: length and breadth (x and y) incorporate the third dimension of depth (z). What may happen if this quantity is integrated to the fourth dimension (not time) or a fifth, sixth..? The fifth or sixth dimension is meaningless to the human psyche. It is unimaginable. Therefore it must be nonsense. But is it?

Something that is inconceivable does not
make that something impossible


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