Who’s The Smartest?

Therefore, behold, I will again do a marvelous work Among this people, A marvelous work and a wonder; For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, And the understanding of their prudent men shall be hidden.

(Isaiah 29:14) NKJV

Occam’s razor is cited as a reason why the heliocentric theory triumphed over Geocentrism because it was too difficult to model the motion of the stars that we watch from Earth. Bear that in mind.

The planetary and stellar system which astrologers GAVE UP trying to model is the one that we can watch every day. In contrast, it was very simple to draw a diagram which had the sun at the center because this isn’t observed, it’s purely theoretical.

There’s a major problem here which Occam conveniently provided an excuse to ignore: we observe that the motions of the myriad bodies in the cosmos are too complicated for us to figure out. See that? We’re on Earth observing (empirically Geocentrospheric) and it’s too complicated to figure out. That means God is much smarter than we are.

If we can simplify the problem (technically speaking, side-step it) we can make it seem that we’re much smarter than God, in which case he isn’t really god at all. This is the reason why the scientific community adopted Occam’s razor: it makes them feel clever.

As a result, we can now say that Occam’s razor is the scientific embodiment of willful ignorance. It’s become a convenient way to dismiss the truth in favor of anything at all that harmonizes the popular science narrative of godless existence (SciPop) with whatever new technology just came out. The real test of scientific merit is: would it work well as the plot for an episode of Star Trek?

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