> You say that you believe that our universe is discrete. I agree with
> this... but I believe that discreteness is itself a mystery. Why
> discrete? It may very well be that discreteness is a necessary
> condition for consciousness and therefore anthropically driven.
Discreteness necessary for consciousness? I don't see why.
But our minds do appear to be discrete - and therefore, the continuum will
forever be unknown to us. Discreteness may simply be a fact of life (for
humans anyway). And so it seems to me that any successful human "theory of
everything" must acknowledge this.
> We perceive a discrete world, but the number of variations in the MW
> may very well be continuous since this characteristics does not seem
> to affect consciousness. Thus discreteness may be just a constraint
> on the plenitude imposed by our consciousness.
Well if the continuum doesn't affect our minds, then we needn't consider it.
We will never experience it, so for us... it doesn't exist.