"Overdetermination" : means there are multiple causes affecting each other so it's hard to attribute precise cause. The Left use overdetermination in Marxism, and Psychoanalysis to keep their metatheories by saying -
"we must know everything to understand, but we can't, so we can rely on metatheory to fill in the gaps. Because our metatheories drive history, economy, the relationship between men and women, the relationship between the individual and state"But how exactly do you know that? Show me your proof. -
"I can't explain right now; it's all too complex. It's overdetermined. Here: read these books, then you will understand the essence: the metatheories."
Yes. thankyou. But how do I know the metatheories are true, when you cannot conclusively prove them because it's all overdetermined?
The "heartbeat" of the Sun
Yet when it suits them they completely ignore overdetermination. For example in climate - everything is blamed on man, on greenhouse gases like CO2. No dearies. It's the Sun, and the relationship between the Sun and Earth which, drives almost everything in climate.
Now we're finally discovering deep engines driving effects in the Sun:
- Heartbeat of the Sun from Principal Component Analysis and prediction of solar activity on a millenium timescale, V. V. Zharkova, S. J. Shepherd, E. Popova & S. I. Zharkov; Scientific Reports volume 5, Article number: 15689 (2015).
- Researchers find that The Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed