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Posted by Harvey on December 21, 2001 23:10:49 UTC

Hi Dick,

>>>The mental model I am referring to consists of the entire collection of observables of which one could be aware. I was under the impression that such constituted the actual information any valid scientific thesis is to explain. This is the mental model I refer to as the mental model of the universe underlying any scientific attempt to explain our experiences.>>The mental model I am referring to consists of the entire collection of observables of which one could be aware.>My point #1 consists of the statement that acceptance of that mental model, in no way constrains any explanation of anything.>>H: Reality includes everything both known and not known. D: I do not know why you included that statement. The question clearly raised is exactly what do you mean by the phrase “reality includes everything not known”. I think it is a rather extreme statement to include “everything not known” as part of reality.>H: [Reality includes] Causes and effects... All time dimensions and all space dimensions... D: It seems you are stating that everything is real!!! My opinion is that such a position leaves the word with little use; but you know more than I do about communicating ideas.

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