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 world. Some say 19 billion years of random constructions isn't enough.
Roger , rclo...@verizon.net 8/17/2012 Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything could function." ----- Receiving the following content ----- From: Stephen P. King Receiver: everything-list 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 result, or praxis, which can be true or false -- depending on the perfection of the entity or the time of occurrence. "actuality" Most people who acccuse God of injustice or unfairness by a supposedly loving God confuse theory with actuality. Earthquakes do occur because the world has imperfections 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, etc. 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. Jason Hi Jason, 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. -- Onward! Stephen "Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed." ~ Francis Bacon -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.