Implicate Order and Percentages

Although Heraclitus argued for eternal change, his contemporary Parmenides made the radical suggestion that all change is an illusion, that the true underlying reality is eternally unchanging and of a single nature. Parmenides denoted this reality as τὸ ἐν (The One). Parmenides’ idea seemed implausible to many Greeks, but his student Zeno of Elea challenged them with several famous paradoxes. Aristotle responded to these paradoxes by developing the notion of a potential countable infinity, as well as the infinitely divisible continuum. ~

(see Lecture by John F. Nash Jr. An Interesting Equation. )
As we learn to think implicately about how reality and society manifests we might begin to have a different and better understanding of “percentages” and certain events with probabilistic outcomes. The author suggests a simple change in perspective, that when looked at implicately probabilistic events are simple that which we do not fully understand.

This suggests that any time we ascribe a percentage to a certain situation or event, that not only is it quite obvious our knowledge is limited in such an area, but also that we are viewing these from some form of a limited or paradoxical perspective.


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