Simplicity as trap, simplicity for complexity

The human mind treats rhymes as more truthful, equating clever with correct. We crave simplicity and elegance in our laws and principles, as if our ability to grasp or recite the law makes it more true.

The paradox is that we only really need to understand a handful of simple, foundational truths well to do well, but these do not imply the world is simply summed up.

examples of elegant or rhyming truths, that are not always true: E = mc2, an apple a day keeps the doctor away
examples of foundational principles: logic, inversion, falsifiability, and non-linear statistics (probability)


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