In any world view there will always be a basic assumption that cannot be proven.
Religions have basic assumptions of a beginning, of infinite cause, of eternal chaos or a causative agent. Science has a basic assumption of the laws of physics.
“His work PROVED that any system of logic or numbers that mathematicians ever come up with will always rest on at least a few unprovable assumptions.”
And the universe is a system of logic. It can be put even more succinctly:
“Anything you can draw a circle around cannot explain itself without referring to something outside the circle – something you have to assume but cannot prove.”
It follows Gödel’s that there must be something outside of the realm of the physical universe as we know it. Not outside as in “spatially outside”, but in “conceptually outside”. The physical universe cannot be all the truth. There must be something else that governs it. Some scientists believe that outside influence is the laws of physics themselves, but that begs the question of “how did those laws come about?”
Children are onto something when they keep asking “Why?”. As a parent you try to answer, and answer and answer until you have to give up. Because there is always one more “Why?” than you have an answer to. And that only validates Gödel. Somewhere we are bound to accept some basic assumption as our core belief to settle the never-ending Q & A.
It boils down to what you decide to accept as your core belief, the basic assumption. And in my experience that tells you a great deal about the core of the person himself. And since we have different basic assumptions in our world views, it makes for interesting discussions on this blog. Thank you.