Negationism is a philosophy of my own creation, for my own purposes.
The axioms are numbered, and the conclusions are lettered.
1. Human achievement is inexorable and continuous, and will perpetuate so long as human minds exist.
1a. Given the exponential rate of growth of the human population, and the inability to know when the end of human consciousness will occur, the limit of human achievement is effectively infinite.
2. Human achievement is the sum of all individual achievement.
2a. Since the limit of human achievement is infinite, and is the sum of individual achievements, the limit value of a single individual achievement is infinitesimally small.
3. Individuals are fundamentally similar – chemically, physically, genetically.
3a. Because individuals are fundamentally similar, an individual achievement has the potential to come from any individual.
Given these axioms and conclusions, negationism arises. Negationism is an intrinsically optimistic view of human achievement; we will achieve effectively forever, by the first axiom and conclusion. Note that the end of human consciousness will mean the end of human thought; for all intents and purposes, the universe will end for us when the human consciousness does. This strengthens the first conclusion; since nothing will exist for humans after humans no longer exist, time ceases to exist, rendering the effective infinity even more so.
However, negationism is an intrinsically pessimistic view of individual achievement. Whatever any one individual accomplishes contributes to the whole; however, given the effective infinity of achievement, this contribution is negligible. Additionally, by the third axiom, this contribution is very likely redundant, even if it is a precedent; since individuals are fundamentally similar, it is very likely, even guaranteed, that the same knowledge or idea could have been contributed by any other individual.
This is not an existential philosophy, but an ideological one, made intentionally vague. Negationism holds no contradictions; it cannot disprove itself, because it exists.
That being said, my writing of this post is negligible, since it already exists, because of some other individual, in some other time. #