It is refreshing to see that some people are willing to admit to the
implicit solipsism that is at the heart of everyone's notion of "being in
the world". ;-) We must understand that *all* that we have access to is 1st
person and any 3rd person representation is merely an ansatz of some 1st
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From: "John M" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Norman Samish" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, October 30, 2005 11:17 AM
Subject: Re: Let There Be Something
a "fuzzy feeling" that there "should" be a point to
it all that I can
understand, and that a sequence of events "should"
occur only once.
[ Implicit in these feelings is the assumption that
there is some kind of
"God" which designed the multiverse for some reason,
and keeps track of all
I settle down with my restrictions that only MY WORLD
is of any interest to me, I don't care for anything
beyond "my views and understandability" (or rather:
This is an extended solipsism, but keeps me from going
I acknowledge (don't go any further) the infinitness
of worlds and occurrences, beyond the "whatever can
happen" which is pointing to something like "in my
(our) views". I cut it off there, HOPING(!) that
"those worlds and events - really OUT there - do have
no influence upon our life.
Implied: if they 'have', we would sense it and in that
case "those worlds and happenings" would enter what we
may call: "our world and observational domains".
However in case of 'that' infinity I don't see Normans
'second thought' of the requirement of any god. Before
infinity? a category mistake of human pretension. If
we cannot understand, we should not explain. Not by
fairy tales, not by mathematical formulae.
I would not go beyond such limitations in my
speculation about my speculation.