On Sat, Jan 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote: > On 19 January 2014 16:51, Stephen Paul King <stephe...@provensecure.com>wrote: > >> Dear LizR, >> >> "However, there does seem to be a problem that needs explaining, >> concerning why there is something rather than nothing, and what breathes >> fire into the equations. " >> >> Any remarks on my proposal to answer those questions? >> >> In bullet points: >> >> Pairs of Opposite Somethings emerge and die from the Nothing. >> >> This emergence is the Fire. >> > > That depends what the "Somethings" and the "Nothing" are. > > The great thing about AR is that it gives us something we can "grasp" (I > realise the irony involved in using that metaphor!) > > That is, I know what integers are, or at least I think I do... even if > they are abstractions. > In my thinking the integers are one form of Something. They have an opposite. The classes of physical systems that can be used to implement them. 2 apples are an implementation of the number 2. The dynamics of numbers and the dynamics of matter are contravariant. They cancel in the limit of the completion of the classes. We miss this because we imagine that number do not evolve. What about proofs? Could they be a form of evolution for numbers? If we can identify a theorem with a string of numbers, the proof is its evolutionary development that brings it into being, so to say... The Nothing is Democritus and G. Spencer-Brown's Void > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to a topic in the > Google Groups "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this topic, visit > https://groups.google.com/d/topic/everything-list/TBc_y2MZV5c/unsubscribe. > To unsubscribe from this group and all its topics, send an email to > everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > -- Kindest Regards, Stephen Paul King Senior Researcher Mobile: (864) 567-3099 stephe...@provensecure.com http://www.provensecure.us/ “This message (including any attachments) is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed, and may contain information that is non-public, proprietary, privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law or may be constituted as attorney work product. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, notify sender immediately and delete this message immediately.” -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.