@Zugzwang: You can't be a physicist with 'scientific colleagues'. Anyone with qualifications & colleagues in a field of Science call themselves & their colleagues after their field â€“ astrophysicist, biochemist, marine biologist, etc. And they wouldn't have a simplistic view of the world.
And our world is not full of inconsistencies that science cannot explain â€“ name one! Chaos Theory provides an explanation for the events it observes & measures. It may not be an explanation that fits in with our direct experiences but it is an explanation. And later it might be replaced or incorporated into a more general theory in accordance with the Scientific Method.
And 'what we perceive ,we create' & what we know is all we will learn' is a nonsense use of words. And what sort of advice is 'open your minds'. I would say be very careful of people telling you to 'open your minds' because they are probably trying to sell you some illogical idea. And what monumental events are Eye Openers?
SA is very clever & has moments of genius. Dogbert is NOT the true genius â€“ take Dilbert away & he would just be one of many characters with no one to exploit.
I am a Physicist. However, most of my Scientific colleagues see in the world around us as is or is not (Black and white). Our world is full of inconsistencies that science on its own cannot explain. Hence Chaos Theory. What we perceive, we create. What we know is all we will learn. Open your minds, accept new ideas and watch your world change. That is why we call certain monumental events "Eye Openers". Dogbert is the TRUE genius in this strip. (And thus SA!)
Does this have anything to do with the fact that Scott Adams is an Intelligent Design proponent? Of course I realize that Dogbert is just teasing but some people do seriously make arguments like his. David Hume, for instance, famously felt causation was unknowable. Without causation or time, all science is impossible. We have no reason to doubt them, and they are entirely rational.