Please define "discreteness". If you mean elements are seperately held entities, I disagree. I think langauge imposes the requirement to be discrete to develop a social-language strata in consciousness, but my view is that consciousness does'nt need descretization to function. It's more likely that a more fluid view of the universe is the accurate model.
Robert W. --- Joel Dobrzelewski <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hi George: > > > 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. > > Joel > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Spot the hottest trends in music, movies, and more. http://buzz.yahoo.com/