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Posted by Michael Wright on February 6, 2002 16:22:33 UTC

"Then assuming that the sun will not supernovae in the near future"

If you do not know if it will explode before tomorrow or not, how can you prove it will rise tomorrow?

That's the problem I am having with this argument. For the sun not to rise, gravity would have to stop working, the sun would have to stop being self-luminous, or it would have to cease to exist, or something in space must block it or an asteroid must hit earth or this or that ad infinitum.

Is it possible to prove the sun will rise tomorrow? I have shyed away from trying to prove it, because now I am beginning to think that maybe we cannot prove it.

Unless we have as one of our axioms "The laws of physics will never change" or something of that effect. But can I prove that an astroid will not hit earth before tomorrow? I don't know.

What do you guys think?

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