To know the world is to kill the world

“Their understanding is inertially biased.”

Humans have an addiction for systems because we seek control, and fear chaos.

We have been trying to understand the world in a systematic way for a long time – we have picked up some bad habits that are now deeply ingrained. But the world is not reducible in this way, and life is not something that can be dominated by “rational intellect.” Or, if it were possible to explain the world in a systematic way, to achieve this would be an unparalleled tragedy.

Systematize something and you make it into a machine. Machines are not alive.

To know the world is to kill the world, for unpredictability is an essential element of all that lives.

– David Fryer