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by devans99
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Here are some more lessons in grammar and semantics. 2 * 3 = 3 * 2 = 2 + 2 + 2 = 3 + 3 In English you could say: * I have 3 bags with 2 apples each. * I have 2 bags with 3 apples each. * I have 6 apples Now 0 * 1 = 1 * 0 = 0 In English you could say: * I have 1 bag with no apples. * I have no apple...
by devans99
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Zero behaves similar to that. One also behaves a similar way. You imply that all quantities ought to behave the same way. Well, they don't. Take any real number, A, and divide any other real number, B, by it. What do you get? A number C that is equal to neither A nor to B. This is universal, and al...
by devans99
Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

1. The number of events in an infinite regress is > any number 2. Thats a contradiction (can’t be both a number and > any number) 3. Making up magic numbers is not allowed (can break any theory if magic is admissible) 4. There must be a first event. 5. Time must be finite HA! I've encountered this ...
by devans99
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Actually, I thought about it a bit more. An argument for an Eternal (outside of time) First Cause: 1. Axiom: ‘events in time are caused by events’ 2. Can’t get something from (the philosopher’s) nothing 3. So something must have existed always (because we exist and from [1]) 4. Time has a start * 5...
by devans99
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Oh dear thats not quite right! It allows you to get something from nothing timelessly. Back to the drawing board... Sorry about that.
by devans99
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Actually, I thought about it a bit more. An argument for an Eternal (outside of time) First Cause: 1. Axiom: ‘events in time are caused by events’ 2. Can’t get something from (the philosopher’s) nothing 3. So something must have existed always (because we exist and from [1]) 4. Time has a start * 5....
by devans99
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Therefore, your attempt to somehow incorporate God into your definition of the universe is illogical. Don’t get me wrong, devans99, your circular time theory has many good features. However, based on the fact that it appears to be purely materialistic in nature, it simply will not pass muster with ...
by devans99
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Actually I think I can prove time is finite: 1. AXIOM: events are caused by events 2. The number of events in an infinite regress is > any number 3. Thats a contradiction (can’t be both a number and > any number) 4. Making up magic numbers is not allowed (can break any theory if magic is admissible...
by devans99
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

_______ Actually I think I can prove time is finite: 1. AXIOM: events are caused by events 2. The number of events in an infinite regress is > any number 3. Thats a contradiction (can’t be both a number and > any number) 4. Making up magic numbers is not allowed (can break any theory if magic is ad...
by devans99
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Everything in existence seems to fall into the following categories: - space - time - matter/energy - motion - information (probably emergent from the others) What is fundamental in your view? In this context I'd say: the quantum structure of the universe is fundamental. So discreteness is fundamen...
by devans99
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

I think entanglement is simply how things actually are, it's just alien to us because the human mind constructs its experience through space and time. It needs no explanation. I kinda arrive at the same idea when I view things from light's point of view, it travels no distance (infinite distance) i...
by devans99
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

QM isn't a micro-theory, that's a common misunderstanding, it applies to the entire universe. There is no substrate to the universe and entanglement doesn't support FTL travel. There is zero evidence for the simulation hypothesis. If we live in a loop, then time probably isn't fundamental, it's onl...
by devans99
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: NOW
Replies: 35
Views: 1182

Re: NOW

What is NOW? Do you only define it as the national organization of women or does it have a deeper meaning, a deeper reality? We can say something is happening now but what separates it from the past and the future? Maybe it doesn't exist. But if it doesn't exist what do we sense? Imagine yourself s...
by devans99
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 15158

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

I don't really understand what you mean by QM being immature. No prediction of QM was ever wrong and a third of the global economy is based on it. Yes of course both Relativity and QM are incomplete, I think the main question here is which one is "more" fundamental, and should more or less contain ...
by devans99
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: NOW
Replies: 35
Views: 1182

Re: NOW

What is NOW? Do you only define it as the national organization of women or does it have a deeper meaning, a deeper reality? We can say something is happening now but what separates it from the past and the future? Maybe it doesn't exist. But if it doesn't exist what do we sense? Imagine yourself s...