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 'diction'. 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. Craig -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.