THE GREAT INCOHERENCE OF KNOWLEDGE
Today, one of the greatest incoherence of human civilization is the contrast between the extensive knowledge on external phenomena and the almost inexistent knowledge about our own internal cognitive phenomena, which allows us to have the previously mentioned external knowledge.
We know the nature of the material structures studied from the point of view of physics, chemistry, ..., astronomy, geology... We know about the structures of living organisms studied from a biological point of view and their ability to be inherited, as studied by the science of genetics. However, we ignore even if our cognitive processes have any type of structure or if we have to keep on believing they are something ‘ethereal’ or ‘spiritual’. We can only describe ambiguously the final results, as if we were dealing with an inventory.
No matter how much we talk about it, there is no science of knowledge, strictly speaking. There have only been unsuccessful trials so far. Without knowing the nature or the structure of the cognitive processes, how can we try to improve them?, how can we learn and/or understand better? We cannot apply them in a useful way either. We have to keep on blindly trying.
It is arguable to decide which are the 10, or the 25, or the 125 most important questions that science and human knowledge have yet to resolve. However, if we talk about the most important one among all of them, it would be undoubtedly to resolve this great incoherence (as if it was an “amendment to the whole”); hence the creation of this website and the documents contained within it.
Knowing how our knowledge works, to be able to represent it and to simulate it with a computer, opens a whole universe of applications. Any process where thought is involved can benefit from it: