The competitive method is the scientific method (if we want to call the result a �method�) � and the Infinite Variances is the scientific paradigm, the eternal theoretical framework within which theories, laws, and generalizations will find their test and support, if any. � It is the recognition that everything may depend on anything; that we cannot trace the dependence to any specific source; and that the degrees of dependence and interdependence vary. � As we can never know what exactly is dependent on what and to which degree, we can only give narratives, views, small lessons.
In science �pragmatism� has been delegated to the role of �just pragmatism� as it has not fit in the traditional moulds of creative imagination of philosophers. � I claim that when we strip philosophy and social sciences of the layers of illegitimate questions, and the masks of concepts, then there is nothing left but pragmatism, a scientific pragmatism, which really is the new paradigm. � Yet, if pragmatism would mean all that is in accordance with �common sense� is correct, then we would be on thin ice again. For �common sense� sounds as if it would be a brand of sense � and it is not. �Common sense� is a �tool� of argumentation, a better one than the imaginary systems enforced by the philosophers � but nothing more. - It is scientific pragmatism, because I have scientifically proven that expressions are not things, but interpretations of feelings, and these are arranged in the mind by perceptions in competition � which is a very practical matter.