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Posted by Michael Wright on February 7, 2002 22:51:29 UTC

... this thing? or that thing?

I can think of many many many things that can stop the sun from rising tomorrow, and all of the ones I can think of can easily be thrown out after a little thought.

But the thing is that providing explanations why those possiblilites won't happen throws out them each individually, right?

Can you (or anyone else here) provide a blanket counterexample or premise to get rid of all of these examples?

I think that we would need to add as a premise "The laws of physics (gravity, electromagnetism, weak and strong force equations) will NOT change" as an axiom or as a prerequisite to prove it. Can we do that?

I am trying to come up with a deductive logical argument that says if these premises are true, then the conclusion (The sun will rise tomorrow) MUST be true. Then I need to prove the premises are true.

What do you think?

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