From: Bruno Marchal 
Sent: Monday, February 14, 2011 4:49 AM
Subject: Re: Plato's Heaven

On 14 Feb 2011, at 09:40, Stephen Paul King wrote:


      Allow me to add a comment to this brilliant argument. Following Jason’s 
description of Platonia, Plato’s heaven, it would seem to include all possible 
descriptions of itself and thus is in a way like a set that contains all 
subsets of itself including at least one subset that is identical to itself. Is 
this not a paradox? 

>Not at all. UD* contains many UD* which contains many UD* ad infinitum. There 
>is no paradox because UD* is infinite. It is no more paradoxical than the 
>Mandelbrot set, which is "made of" Mandelbrot sets. 

    OK, how does the UD* relate to Numbers? Is the UD* like an inch worm that 
travels Platonia measuring them? Seriously, how is the difference between one 
number and another knowable to the UD* if the UD* is almost every where in 
Platonia. This UD* seems remarkably similar to an eternal, omniscient and 
omnipotent being!



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