General Science and Philosophy


The Application of Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorems to Scientific Theories

Authors: Michael James Goodband

It is shown that there-exist conditions for which scientific theories qualify as Gödel’s 'related systems', and that observable features can exist which cannot be derived within the scientific theory. However, this is just a descriptive problem arising due to restricting scientific theories to be in physically-real terms, and can be circumvented by the use of non-physically-real terms, which is shown to give a derivation of Quantum Theory. Incompleteness is also shown to be possible in scientific theories of living cells, ecosystems and the economies of nations. The impact on natural language descriptions of these systems is also considered.

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[v1] 2012-08-03 10:57:20

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