Tuesday, 12 September 2017

The only answers worth having...

The only answers worth having are utterly simple and clear, such that they can be grasped wholly by a single act of comprehension.

(Only such answers are lucid, unambiguous, hence even potentially-valid.)

Utterly simple and clear... Yet of course reality is (ahem) extremely complex...

So how does this work?


It works because :

1. We must know enough to ask exactly the right question, and

2. We must know enough to understand the simple-clear answer.


This point is general; whether we are talking about science, metaphysics or Christianity. The only answers worth having are simple and clear; but knowing enough to ask the right questions and to understand these simple-clear answers requires a lot of effort and time.

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