knowledge is a survival mechanism in a sapient being. we are not just able to answer questions, but form models for their environments which then allows us to predict solutions for multiple variables. such ability leads to stronger homes, more efficient production processes of foods, higher quality of living, faster approaches to locomotion, and so on. the end game however is two sides of one coin: the evasion of being shrouded by the unkown which we fear, and diminishing our livelihood.
logic is a proxy to all of these aspects. it gives us the frame from which conjectures grow into theories, and later into the future, applications. right now the millenium prize problems seem like not a big deal, but in the future, people will look at the navier stokes equations and think of how crucial they were to their understanding of chaotic systems. people will look at hodge cycles and realize how crystallography developed to understand multidimensional properties in special alltrope patterning. given logic, we stop being afraid of things, for we know how they function, we know how they operate. we stop being afraid of apex predators because we learned how to hunt, forming a logical scientific approach to mapping their growth, their breeding grounds, and so forth. little by little, one generation to the next, we refined ourselves to be less and less afraid.
think of all the stuff we look at with dejection today because of our understanding of science and math. the topography of the earth. arcs of lightning. the fire it ensued. fossils of dead animals that we never saw before. all of these instilled so much fear into our ancestors, because they had no logical foreground to work on. even quantum mechanics was like our proverbial fire. it was a new boundary of unknown models, of how different scales in our world rely on different rules for conservation and kinematics. it hurts you inside when you think the world should be consistent and simple.
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