Hi Stephen P. King
The possible only exists in this world given enough time.
That is one practical argument against the creation of life in a deterministic
Some say 19 billion years of random constructions isn't enough.
Roger , rclo...@verizon.net
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything
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From: Stephen P. King
Time: 2012-08-14, 23:17:02
Subject: Re: Earthquakes
On 8/14/2012 7:37 PM, Jason Resch wrote:
On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 2:07 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net> wrote:
On 8/14/2012 10:45 AM, Roger wrote:
Hi Stephen P. King
Leibniz' best possible world is a conjecture
based on L's two worlds of logic:
1) There is logic that is either always true or false, called the logic of
reason or necessity.
One could call this "theory"
2) The logic of contingency, also called the logic of "fact", experimental
or praxis, which can be true or false -- depending on the perfection of
or the time of occurrence. "actuality"
Most people who acccuse God of injustice or unfairness by a supposedly loving
confuse theory with actuality. Earthquakes do occur because the world has
or cracks ior the cointinental plaes don't fit perfectly together.
And any fact must be that way for a reason, the reason also may be contingent,
up the line.
"Everything that is possible demands to exist." -- Leibniz
If everything possible exists (in Plato's heaven / the omniscient mind of God)
then so do all universes, all possible histories, all possible observations and
experiences, all points of view, all traces of the execution of all programs,
etc. Thus, if God is omniscient, he can't help the fact that bad things happen.
Yes, all that is necessarily possible exists. This makes existence neutral
and having nothing to do with anything else. Properties arise from partitioning
portions of what exists against each other. Properties, like truth values and
locations, are not a priori. They are contextual and thus contingent. Existence
is not contingent on anything other than raw necessary possibility.
"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed."
~ Francis Bacon
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