On the Correct Usage of the Quantitative
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
Many types of elucidation on various aspects of philosophical or scientific explanation that deal with the basic functions of the cosmos rely heavily on mathematical equations and formulas in order to propose various theories about many different aspects of the universe. While there are many valid uses for mathematical expressions (such as the geometrical and chemical aspects of reality), there are also many pseudoscientific uses of mathematics and the quantitative essence that are nothing more than mere dilettantism. The difference between the two should be obvious to the rational mind; however, this is not always the case.
When the basic nature of the quantitative aspect is used in speculation and experimentation, it becomes an invaluable aid that assists in the justification of many different types of artistic and scientific creations. When the basic nature of the quantitative aspect is abused, it becomes a horrendous monster used in many atrocities such as numerology and gematria. By better understanding the true nature of the quantitative state as merely being another aspect of the qualitative, these abuses of logic are more easily exposed for the charlatanisms that they truly are. If these types of logical fallacies are exposed and eliminated from civilized culture, then the true types of knowledge and creative speculations can more easily flourish.
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Copyright 2013 by Lee Fitzsimmons