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" By definition it must be irrational and absurd (absurdity meaning here beyond the realm of reason and fact)."

Absurdity should be more in the sense of, "beyond the realm of understanding" I think. There are plenty of areas in science that defy (or seem to defy) logic. Heisenberg's principle can be demonstrated with a simple optics experiment, and still it makes no sense to natural logic. And I won't even go into entanglement theories. The point is that a switch, or a shift, or a displacement of dimension in the way something is apprehended and comprehended, even by means of reason, can change the nature of the thing to esoterical and back. That's the whole point of argument, and it comes from the fact that we don't know exactly what we mean by science, is it what we can touch, what can be proved logically, what can be theorized without material proof, does it also include those things that are not there yet for the simple reason that have not been discovered yet. Try to show a nuclear explosion to an 18th century Englightened and see if his first impulse is not to take it as a god's thunder. Try to explain the principle, and the theory of relativity with it, and see if he finds it rational.
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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 09:10:16 AM EST
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