The order of things

October 12, 2011

There has always been a humane strive to establish order in all aspects of life. The fundamental theories and laws in science are resulted from the human thirst for order; to make sense of everything that happens in the universe. Even know, scientist struggle with trying to establish theories to a finite solution whereby everything begins to organise in a very ordered manner. One such example is the periodic table in which all the elements are ordered in a particular manner that justifies the reason for its nature.

The example of the aphasiacs provides a raw human state in needing to put things in groups that order themselves in one established manner. However the idea that their ways of classifying objects, which end up becoming a very complicated Venn diagram thereby forcing them to repeat over and over again to the brink of anxiety, is deemed unusual proves that normality is order. Some of the most interesting classifications of personal libraries boil down to making sense only in the head of the owner. Books can be grouped into a specific colour, to shapes and sizes, all working within one library, and as more books are added, the classification begins all over again and the list is reworked. This doesn’t result in a mental breakdown as the order exists, though not universally or normally accepted, but it doesn’t matter.

The inner working system of the idea of Order can exist on many different levels, but it is the need for everything to be included and grouped that forces the order to be specific which tends to result in a finite number of solutions, reverting back to the widely accepted dominance of classical science.

 

jacky

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