‘Kurt Goedel on the “Dumbing-Down” of Humanity.’
GLOBAL STRATEGIC HYPOTHESES.
Kurt Goedel was the immensely capable discoverer of the Completeness Theorem for the first order predicate calculus scale of formal symbolic logic, and the Incompleteness Theorems for all higher orders of predicate calculus symbolic, or ideographical, formal logic, and a close friend of Albert Einstein’s at the Princeton University-associated Institute for Advanced Study – Goedel being a friend who achieved a closed-form, analytical, special solution to the 10 simultaneous nonlinear partial differential equations-system that constitutes Einstein’s theory of gravity, his General Theory of Relativity. That special solution featured “closed time-like” world-lines.
Moreover, Goedel’s take on his Incompleteness Theorems was not the statical interpretation that passes in official academia today. Goedel’s view was that his theorems established axiomatic mathematics as a progression of ever-richer, ever more complex, but ever-incomplete axioms-systems/languages, what Errol Harris would call a “dialectical scale”, and what we call a ‘qualo-fractal consecuum-cumulum’ dialectic of ‘ideo-ontological’ categories of mathematical axiomatic systems.
Goedel described his discovery as that of “the incompletability” and “inexhaustibility” of mathematics.
But Goedel was also alive to the machinations of the ruling class, as described, in but one example, in the 2005 book Incompleteness, by Rebecca Goldstein, from which I quote below, pp. 247-248:
“In Goedel’s estimation Leibniz was an even greater thinker than posterity has realized and had carried his ideas for a characteristica universalis – or an alphabet of thought, which would be used to represent thoughts in a logical way, rendering their internal logical relations transparent – to a more advanced stage than the written testimony suggests.”
“Goedel had confided in Karl Menger his suspicions that some of Leibniz’s “important writings . . . had not only failed to be published, but [had been] destroyed in manuscript.” ”
“ “Who could have an interest in destroying Leibniz’s writings?” Menger had queried.”
“ “Naturally, those people who do not want men to become more intelligent,” was the logician’s reply.”
“…Menger mentioned the interchange to Oskar Morgenstern, who had something of his own to relate on the subject of Leibniz and Goedel.”
“He, too, had been alerted by Goedel as to the deliberate suppression of Leibniz’s contributions and had tried to argue the logician out of his conviction.”
“Finally, to convince Morgenstern, Goedel had taken the economist to the university’s Firestone Library and gathered together “an abundance of really astonishing material,” in Morgenstern’s words.”
“The material consisted of books and articles with exact references to published writings of Leibniz, on the one hand, and the very works cited, on the other. The primary sources were all missing the material that had been cited in the secondary sources.”
“ “This material was really highly astonishing,” a flabbergasted (if unconvinced) Morgenstern admitted.”
Now, the official academic “party line” on Goedel is that he was brilliant but paranoid, and this view regarding Leibniz’s writings’ suppression, as well Goedel’s misgivings about at least one ‘loophole for dictatorship’ that Goedel detected in the U. S. Constitution, were merely Goedel’s paranoid delusions.
But didn’t someone once say that “only the paranoid survive”, and didn’t another someone once say that “just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean that they aren’t really out to get you”.
J. Edgar Hoover had been plotting to deport Goedel’s friend, Einstein, because of Einstein’s socialist views, and both Einstein and Goedel quite likely got a whiff of that plot.
Goedel was paranoid that “the powers that be” were trying to poison him. But, given that Goedel was a man who could solve a system of 10 simultaneous nonlinear differential equations, and, if he might have turned his skills to unsolved nonlinear differential equations of greater immediate engineering application, such as those that might disclose the optimal design for a fusion power reactor, and given, shall we say, the ‘technodepreciating’ and liberating implications of such a discovery, wouldn’t the ‘Rocke-Nazi’ faction have a compelling motive to “liquidate” such a “threat” [to their power]?
The academic "party line" -- no doubt "sponsored" by the same ruling class faction that had it in for Einstein and, we hypothesize, for Goedel as well -- is that Goedel was delusional. But Rebecca Goldstein, in her book, let something slip through -- perhaps to her peril.
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