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According to old-school philosophy of science truth could be discovered only by removing all the nonsense, as a remainder, not by pilling up nonsense on top of nonsense out of math and probabilities.

Probabilities, for example, are not applicable to partially observed, guessed and modeled phenomena. It should be a type-error.

As for math - existence of a concept as a mathematical abstraction does not imply its existence outside the realms of so-called collective consciousness. Projecting mathematical concepts onto physical phenomena which could not be observed is a way to create chimeras and to get lost in them.

Read some Hegel to see how it works.)

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