A structure (or theory) is essential if we are to effectively interrelate and interpret our observations in any field of knowledge. Without an integrating structure, information remains a hodge-podge of fragments. Without an organizing structure, knowledge is a mere collection of observations, practices and conflicting incidents.
– Jay W. Forrester, Principles of Systems, Wright-Allen Press, 1968
I hate to break this to you, but you are not omniscient. Perhaps more disturbing, you can’t be. This is a point that many humans seem to like to ignore. Choosing to believe that even if they don’t know everything now, they certainly could if they put their minds to … Continue reading