Science philosopher Karl Popper put forth the idea that the world could be divided into two categories: #clocks
. Clocks are fixed, orderly systems that can be understood by reducing them to their simplest parts. Clouds however, are an 'epistemic mess...' that are 'highly irregular, disorderly, and more or less unpredictable.' This adage was used to illustrate the dilemma of the approach to all things as though they were clocks. We want to give #nature
) a blueprint. But this approach is destined to bring nothing but frustration. The cosmos, its phenomenon, and people are much more like clouds than clocks.