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Posted by Alan on April 11, 2002 07:52:33 UTC

Thank you for your comment, Aurino.
I've been away from the internet for some days; also due to the cost I have to reduce my "frequency".

Just a minute, Dick and Harv: "cannot restrict reality in any way"? "Reality"?
You had better define "reality".

Do you define it as "that which is unrestricted in any way?"
That which "IS" unrestricted...?

Is it allowed to be "restricted" sufficient to use "IS"?
IS it allowed to be "restricted" by its very existence?

Or by "reality" do you mean "that which exists AND that which DOESN'T exist"?

Things that break the law of non-contradiction are things that do not exist.

If your model has a premise "include everything whether it exists or not" then your conclusion "that you cannot tell the difference between truth and illusion" is contained in your premise of "DON"T try and tell the difference between truth and illusion".

If the laws of physics still apply then they not only represent the law of non-contradiction; but they represent your freedom to be honest or to contradict. They represent the existence of a free conscious being that can choose to fool itself or not.

The usual meaning of "reality" is "what exists"; so by definition "reality" is RESTRICTED to that which exists and excludes contradictions.

If you represent "reality" by a set of numbers; well you can partially represent fantasy by a set of numbers; or even have a closed-toy-fantasy-universe represented by a set of numbers; but there is a gap in it, a connection to the person who fantasised! The door of non-contradiction always remains open here apparently. That is, don't contradict that it was a fantasy.


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