Embracing the Unknown and the Unknowable
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Card #337 – Embracing the Unknown and the Unknowable


To paraphrase JBS Haldane, “Reality is not only stranger than you think, it’s stranger than you can think.” Don’t cringe from the unknowable strangeness; embrace it. It is what gives your existence an edge of mystery; it is what generated your existence.

Leave space around your certainties for all those unknown X factors potently operating outside the box of what you presently comprehend. And remember that as you expand the sphere of your awareness, you will also expand the circumference of the unknown surrounding you.

The way not to embrace the strangeness, the way to attempt to sterilize it and live a life that forever needs to reject whole dimensions of life, is the path of absolutism and fundmentalism — religious, New Age, secular, scientism (but not science). An alternative approach is a philosophy I’ve developed that embraces strangeness through a dynamic relationship to paradoxes. See: Dynamic Paradoxicalism——-the anti-ism ism

You can read my sci-fi epic about characters facing realities that are stranger than they can think, free on this site (also available as and Audible or trade paperback) Parallel Journeys.

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