If we are leaving all rationality aside, then how can be talk about
relative absurdity and justification?
From: Quentin Anciaux <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 20:59:10 +0200
Subject: Re: Let There Be Something
yes it sounds like blind faith, but I can't see either any rationnality
faith that not everything exists... If not everything exists then the
is more absurd... How a justification for only a small part of
(and only this one) could be found ?
Le Vendredi 28 Octobre 2005 18:33, [EMAIL PROTECTED] a écrit :
I guess I'll "break the symmetry" of relative silence on this list
I just don't get how it can be rationally justified that you can get
something out of nothing. To me, combining the multiverse with a
selection principle does not explain anything. I see no reason why it
is not mathematically equivalent to our universe appearing out of
nothing. And I see the belief that our universe appeared out of
nothing as just that, a belief. In fact, I believe that. But I don't
see how it makes one iota more rational, "scientific" sense to try to
explain it with a Plenitude and the Anthropic Principle. It's like a
probability argument that poses the existence of as much unobservable
stuff out there as we need, along with the well-behaved unobservable
probability distribution we need, in order to give us a fuzzy feeling
in terms of probability as we know it in our comfortable immediate
surroundings. Sounds like blind faith to me.