WAYS OF THINKING
Contributions to Science and Philosophy
The Necessity of Rationality F. Seibold: Philosophical Teaching Poem Test your Knowledge about Cosmology and Theory of Measurement The Origin of the Concept of Time - with date, clock and ruler My Cosmology The Universe*- with print version In Praise of Gravity* The Requiem for Dark Energy and Dark Matter* The Splendor of the Sky Disk from Nebra Test your Knowledge about Evolution The Reality Principle as Strategy of Knowledge Fundamentals of a Theory of Measurement HOMOMENSURA G. Galeczki, P. Marquardt: "EPPUR SI MUOVE" - Between Instrumentalism and Realism- with image General Foundations of Mechanics The Meaning of Axioms Gravity and Inertia as Complementary Aspects* G. Galeczki: The fundamental Difference between Gravity and Electricity* An Upside-Down World. Two Ways of Thinking and four Wrongnesses Einstein's Dilemma Newton contra Einstein = State contra position = being contra appearance- with drawing Quantum Physics and Cosmology* - May 2019 new! Does the Michelson Experiment call for a Relativistic Explanation? - with Einstein's question G. Galeczki: SPECIAL RELATIVITY'S HEEL OF ACHILLES: THE UNITS OF MEASUREMENTS GOD'S BIG BANG? Comments on the Open Questions of Cosmology* Emergence versus Reductionism. The World Formular for Everything A PLEA FOR HOLISTIC EFFECTS* A Plea for the Immanence of Force Gadamer and the Problem of Hermeneutics- with image Test your Knowledge about Epistemology and Brain Research The Trap of Metaphors The Generation of Spirituality What is Life? The End of the Hen-Egg Problem? Autism as a Field of Research. Forms of the Autism- with image F. Seibold: A New World Outlook G. Galeczki: The II-nd List of Publications and The Workshop "Physics as a Science" About the Person Dr. Georg(e) Galeczki with "Dr. George Galeczki Passing" (Obituary)- with image The Original Titles / Die Originaltitel
* = complementary to "My Cosmology"
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The Necessity of Rationality
Popper demanded that scientist should be critical rationalists. But it is not enough to conjure up objective recognition, it also has to be stated how it is defined and by what means it is gained. Only the application of carefully clarified rational principles is giving the scientist the competence that is expected from him. Therefore the texts about physics and cosmology are mainly about these principles. Furthermore they are dealing with the clarification of terms and of the roll of the observer, who has always to be considered. For not only unexamined intuitive assumptions and unclear terms do create problems, but also an unadjusted thinking towards the object of scientific research. The cognitive problem of the physicists is to consider inanimated objects in the according categories. Men however has mainly learned during his history to think in categories of the living, with himself as pattern. Therefore he objects sun, moon and stars as 'resting' or 'moving' although they've got no according organs to give those expression a sense which could be explaining anything. It would be right to talk about a 'change of place' here, although the 'place' often only exists in the perspective of the observer which has to be considered, too. That's the only way to avoid pretended problems.
To understand the physical object adequately, which means to cope with it, the physicist has finally to become aware of his instincts which are orientated towards the living and has to overcome them. He instinctively rejects, since he fears to loose his usual fitness in dealing with the world. Therefore he, if at all, only asks during critical situations half-heartedly for the foundations of his research. However those foundations are what my considerations here are about, since only those do convey a critical point of view.
Text by Helmut Hille, translated by Peter Hille M.A.
Philosophical Teaching Poem
Nobody can think not to think, without contradiction;
Nobody can think not to think an object
because this object is necessarily thought in the not to think thought.
Nevertheless almost everybody supposes that he can wisely think
the world would exist also without to think it.
How then can one think a world "without to think it"
although the world has to be thought in the thought?
One cannot! Whatever is thought as 'world'
this envisioned thing only supposedly cannot be thought.
Consequently there cannot be any part of any world without to think it.
The matter is not a better knowledge,
but rather to understand better what one knows.
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