(Prolegomena to the methodology of unscientific knowledge)
1. There is a reason underlying the expression “what underlies the facts.” Facts serve to cover up the essence of things.
. 1.1. Facts take a lot of time without adding much sense.
. 1.2. The essence is not what “is”, but what “should be”.
. 1.3. To make use of meaning, we must grasp the essence with the bare hands of reason.
2. A beautiful hypothesis does not need facts except the ones that it agrees to use.
. 2.1. A beautiful hypothesis will find a way to get confirmed, even if some facts do not support it.
. 2.1.2. The facts that are worthy of supporting it haven’t probably come into existence yet.
. 2.2. It makes more sense to neglect a good fact than a good hypothesis, because there are many more facts than hypotheses.
. 2.3. Facts without a hypothesis are white noise. Facts in a hypothesis are a waste of space.
3. If reality does not bear out to the hypothesis, this is the problem of the reality, not the hypothesis.
. 3.1. If reality does not bear out the hypothesis, the reality is not yet ripe and ready.
. 3.2. Inner integrity is the most reliable rationale of a hypothesis.
4. The beauty of a hypothesis can justify any fact. It can justify even the absence of facts.
. 4.1. However, no fact can justify a hypothesis devoid of beauty.
. 4.1.2. Unlike facts, beauty is always true, because it’s irrefutable.
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