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What Dick Believes

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Posted by Richard Ruquist on October 1, 2003 13:31:07 UTC

1. because the final explanation of everything can be expressed as a set of numbers, and because the explanation is self-consistent by design, we can use mathematics (which is also self-consistent by design) to guess beforehand the relationships that must exist between the symbols used in the explanation; and

2. because all truths about everything are expressed in the explanation of everything, then all truths about the explanation of everything are also truths about everything.


1. Any language can be expressed as a set of numbers.

2. Who designed the self-consistency in the explanation. Is it God or is it Dick, and is it really true? Perhaps a false assumption. Godel would agree.

3. Why just choose a limited kind of math. Why not use every available kind of math? Why not, because all math is not self-consistent- much of it is contradictory. Certainly a false assumption even without invoking Godel.

4. Godel's incompletness theorem makes #2 as well as #1 impossible. If no consistent math system is complete, then there can be no consistent final explanation of anything, let alone everything. Math itself is not self-cansistent and complete.

All the assumptions are bad. Perhaps that is why Dick claims he is not making any assumptions (read sense).

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