On May 7, 1:25 pm, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

> The 'laws' of logic are just the rules of language that ensure we don't issue
> contradictory statements.

You have to have logic to begin with to conceive of the desirability
of avoiding contradiction. Something has to put the 'contra' into our

 The 'laws' of quantum mechanics also follow from simple
> assumptions about the world having symmetries (c.f. Russell Standish's 
> "Theory of Nothing"
> and Vic Stenger's "The Comprehensible Cosmos") and having a symmetry is a 
> kind of
> 'nothing', i.e. having no distinguishing characteristic under some 
> transformation.

Invariance is one aspect of symmetry, but you cannot reduce symmetry
to being a 'kind of nothing'. Symmetry cannot be anything less than a
feature of sense.


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