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by Greylorn Ell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Atla, Your statement looks to me like complete BS, but thank you for your reply nonetheless. Do you actually understand quantum mechanics, or have you merely watched some documentary channel bullshit? Have you experimented with various aspects of the paranormal? Can you explain in detail how QM bio...
by Greylorn Ell
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

The renormalization piece brought my back to my first QM class, wherein I decided that the mathematics behind QM was complete BS. After taking a different career path, I might even have figured out why. large body of experimental evidence in the field of parapsychology By the way, the key to paraps...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Reality is too complex to fit into man-made models. I think most experimental (distinguished from theoretical) physicists understand that? An afterthought-- Man-made models are both complex and simplistic. Perhaps "reality" is too simple, too obvious, to fit into our extravagant models, every one o...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

QT, You've disclosed your abysmal ignorance. How is it that we know anything about the finiteness of the quantity of matter? Is the quantity of energy, which is interchangeable with matter, also finite? Instead of getting your sorry version of reality from TV or pop-sci magazines, why not either st...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

November 21, 2018 ... J.C. was a pragmatic religionist who never concerned himself with philosophical bullshit. Greylorn Hi, I'm going to have God talk to the forum on my behalf, because it may help. Of course you're part of the forum, so you can hear me. [ God speaks to the forum: ] Esteemed gods ...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

How about you? Do you make any distinction between formulas and principles? I do, however my background is applied decision theory, complexity and systems engineering so both principles and formulas exist in a broader category in my mind called "tools". Principles are heuristics necessary for plaus...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.
Replies: 126
Views: 8444

Before sliding down the bannister supported by Occam's Razor, wear iron pants.

PROPOSITION: OCCAM'S RAZOR IS A STUPID CRITERION ( Much of this is excerpted from an essay and book draft of mine and as such is copyrighted material. Use it freely with attribution to me, as published on the Philosophy Now Forum, but only if you include this OP in its entirety. Thank you. The princ...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

November 21, 2018 Hi Greylorn, "Divine beings?" Are you a displaced fruitcake from a fundamentalist or new age forum? Why not return there and stop inflicting people with 3-digit IQ's with your religious twaddle? Greylorn You're right, I might as well be a "displaced fruitcake". I stand well "corre...
by Greylorn Ell
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

We know that the amount of matter in the universe is finite. We also know that the universe is 3 dimensional. That gives us a universe with borders, although they seem to be expanding, but still with borders. And if it has borders all the way around it, it also must have a center. So, if logic can ...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Can God be beyond the universe?
Replies: 87
Views: 7768

Re: Can God be beyond the universe?

This OP is typical of incompetent philosophers and their gaggle of wanna-be's. The remarkable thing about this thread is the large number of pinheads who responded as if the OP asked an intelligent, or answerable question. Define what you mean by "God," and do so precisely. In other words, describe ...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

We know that the amount of matter in the universe is finite. We also know that the universe is 3 dimensional. That gives us a universe with borders, although they seem to be expanding, but still with borders. And if it has borders all the way around it, it also must have a center. So, if logic can ...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

There are no infinities in physics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renormalization In fact, if your equation relies on infinities to work that's a great indicator that it's wrong. In some way. Infinities are mathematical objects. They are tools that make our equations work (lucky us!). But they don'...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

Atla, Thanks for the comeback. Your comment about Beon Theory is correct, but analogous to describing an iceberg from the perspective of a boat. Would you please save me a few mouse clicks by providing a URL to what you found? I understand the difficulty of explaining things. I can explain B.T. in a...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Philosophy of Mind
Topic: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?
Replies: 67
Views: 10005

Re: The Cartesian Theatre - What Is It?

I recently began tackling the question of mind and how it arises from the brain. I'm always pressed for free time but have made a start reading articles on the web. My first serious book on the subject is Consciousness Explained by Daniel Dennett. Given my relatively early stage of understanding ab...
by Greylorn Ell
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Metaphysics
Topic: Universe can't be infinite.
Replies: 572
Views: 25993

Re: Universe can't be infinite.

There are no infinities in physics. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renormalization In fact, if your equation relies on infinities to work that's a great indicator that it's wrong. In some way. Infinities are mathematical objects. They are tools that make our equations work (lucky us!). But they don'...