But extracting something from the Plenitude is trivial, or so it seems
to most people. If I have an infinite bin of dollar coins, and I owe
you $10, I don't see any difficulty in paying you the $10. Do you?

Cheers

On Fri, Nov 11, 2005 at 10:57:38PM -0500, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> In the previous post I should have said, "Russell, you've even said in your  
> Why Occam's Razor paper that the Plenitude is ontologically _equivalent_ to  
> Nothing."
>  
> Tom

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> Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 22:50:23 EST
> Subject: Re: Let There Be Something
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> To me it's very simple, and I've already laid it out in just a few words  
> below, and in more words in different ways in my previous posts on this  
> thread.
> Russell, you've even said in your Why Occam's Razor paper that the  Plenitude 
> is ontologically to Nothing.  To it follows that the following  two mappings 
> are the same:
>  
> Plenitude --> Something
> Nothing --> Something
>  
> It's basically a singularity either way.  That's why I invoked the  word 
> "faith" below.
>  
> Tom
>  
>  
> Russell Standish wrote:
> > I don't agree that your original query was left unanswered - it  was
> > answered by several people, in possibly contradictory ways  (that
> > remains to be seen - I tend to see the commonality). Perhaps  you
> > mean the answers were unsatisfactory for you, in which case  I'd
> > be interested in hearing from you why they are  unsatisfactory.
> 
> On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 11:41:10AM -0500, [EMAIL  PROTECTED] wrote:
> > Perhaps there needs to be a new thread for the new  topic (Game of Life, 
> > etc.).
> > 
> > It seems my original  inquiry has been left unanswered, but this is my 
> > point. My challenge  was that multiverse theory is just pulling things 
> > out of thin air just  as much as any other metaphysical theory.  At each 
> > point in the  history of science, science needs an external foundation 
> > to stand on,  and by definition this is extra-science. Cluttering up the 
> > picture with  "Everything" doesn't solve the problem at all. The 
> > multiverse is a  tautology.  Attributing meaning to it is a statement of 
> >  faith.
> > 
> > Tom
> 
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