Undecidability and Unpredictability: Not Limitations, but Triumphs of Science

  title={Undecidability and Unpredictability: Not Limitations, but Triumphs of Science},
  author={Markus P. Mueller},
  journal={Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability},
  • Markus P. Mueller
  • Published 22 August 2020
  • Philosophy
  • Undecidability, Uncomputability, and Unpredictability
It is a widespread belief that results like Godel's incompleteness theorems or the intrinsic randomness of quantum mechanics represent fundamental limitations to humanity's strive for scientific knowledge. As the argument goes, there are truths that we can never uncover with our scientific methods, hence we should be humble and acknowledge a reality beyond our scientific grasp. Here, I argue that this view is wrong. It originates in a naive form of metaphysics that sees the physical and… 



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