Words Cannot Describe

Words Cannot Describe April 18, 2016

all language is inadequate

I thought I would make a meme from a question I asked someone in a theological conversation: how do we assess the relative adequacy of language used to refer to God, when all human language is inadequate?

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  • David Evans

    Somehow this reminds me of the quote attributed to Richard Feynman:
    “If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.”
    Not to mention Wittgenstein:
    “Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.”

    • So does one speak about quantum mechanics or not, then? 🙂

      • David Evans

        I suppose we could speak of it in the silent language of mathematics.