On Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 8:30 AM Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:
*>Nwe cannot assume, neither a physical universe, nor analysis or set > theory. Since recently, I have realised that we cannot even assume the > induction axioms,* Induction says that things are usually pretty much the same from one moment of time to the next and from one point in space to a nearby one, if Everett is right (and my hunch is he is) for some universes that would be true, but such a chaotic universe would not have structures capable of producing thought or consciousness. Therefore it is not only safe for us to assume induction we DO assume it and we could not survive in the physical world longer than about 45 seconds without it. At this very second although I have no detailed knowledge of the wiring involved and have not seen the blueprints I am assuming that when I hit the key marked "I" on my keyboard a "I" symbol will appear on my screen; I assume it will happen this time because that's what usually happened in the past, the only time it didn't was when my keyboard was defective a few years ago but that was quickly replaced. John K Clark > -- 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 email@example.com. Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.