📰 Clouds and Eggplants | Meta-Rationality

Author: David Chapman

Full Title: Clouds and Eggplants | Meta-Rationality

URL: https://metarationality.com/nebulosity

Highlights from February 25th, 2021.

Clouds are an extreme case, but Nebulosity is pervasive. Other than in mathematics and fundamental physics, nothing is ever definitely this-or-that. Everything is always somewhat this and somewhat that. Put under high enough magnification, a stainless steel ball exhibits the same indefiniteness as a cloud.
Part One of The Eggplant explains in detail why there are no “really truly true truths” about eggplant-sized objects. Mostly, the best we can get is “true for all practical purposes.”