Norman Samish writes:
If the multiverse concept, as I understand it, is true, then anything
that can exist does exist, and anything that can happen has happened and
will continue to happen, ad infinitum. The sequence of events that we
observe has been played in the past, and will be played in the future,
over and over again. How strange and pointless it all seems.
I'll grant you it may be strange, but how is it any more pointless than
anything that can happen (or a subset thereof) happening only once, or a
finite number of times?
That's a good question, forcing me to realize that I have an irrational
"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
events. I suppose my early "first cause" training is at work. I think now
that the premises of the First Cause argument are unproven.
The same objection to the quest for a first cause applies to the quest for
ultimate meaning: you can always ask, if the meaning (or cause, or purpose)
of x is y, what's the meaning (or cause, or purpose) of y? If you assert
that y is special because it is the "ultimate" meaning (or cause, or
purpose), then why not make the same assertion of x?
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