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Your View Is Not Clear

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Posted by Harvey on November 8, 2001 17:50:05 UTC

Alex,

Your view is not clear. You have to decide whether the false vacuum in your view is caused by mathematical reasons (hence the reason that a false vacuum is mathematically stateable), or you should decide if mathematical processes are a result of a false vacuum (in which case the false vacuum is only prima facie 'mathematical'). The latter is not a strict rational view since it's existence is not derived on any logical/mathematical axiom.

You seem to favor the former, in which case you are holding to a rational explanation for the universe. However, you are then faced with the prospect that your logic/math axioms have no reference. If you say they are self-referent, then this is irrational (i.e., since a cause to itself is not a rational explanation). Simply saying they are 'true' because they approximate an undefined 'something' is rational since there is nothing in logic which requires something to be defined as long as they are premises to what follows. If you take that view then you are a theist and we walk away in agreement (just disagreeing on the terms).

Warm regards, Harv

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