On 8/12/2022 2:29 PM, Jason Resch wrote:

On Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 5:25 PM Brent Meeker <meekerbr...@gmail.com> wrote:
On 8/12/2022 12:56 PM, Jason Resch wrote:

On Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 3:29 PM Brent Meeker
<meekerbr...@gmail.com> wrote:
On 8/12/2022 12:13 PM, Jason Resch wrote:

On Fri, Aug 12, 2022, 2:18 PM Brent Meeker
<meekerbr...@gmail.com> wrote:
On 8/12/2022 10:56 AM, Jason Resch wrote:

Below is what I wrote:
The way I like to think about it is this: If one is
willing to believe that truth values for
mathematical relations like “2 + 2 = 4” can exist
and be true independently of the universe or
someone writing it down, or a mathematician
thinking about it, that is all you need.

But it's truth value does depend on someone assigning
the value "t" to some axioms and all mathematical truth
values are nothing but "t" arbitrarily assigned to some
axioms plus some rules of inference that preserve "t".
"t" has little to do with what it true in the world.
The physical world chugs along with anyone having to assign
to assign values, or apply rules of inference.
Why can't the same be true for other platonic objects?

Because "Platonic" means "exists only in imagination".
Perhaps conventionally.
But perhaps physical existence is platonic existence (i.e. all
self-consistent structures exist, all rule based formal systems,
etc.).

Given a sufficiently broad definition of "exists". Just like 2+2=5
for sufficiently large values of 2.

This would account for fine-tuning, and plausibly yield an answer
to "why quantum mechanics?"

One can "account" for anything in words.

`Not exactly. The existence of a plentitude implies observers should
``find themselves entwines with an environment having many-histories.
`

You don't know that the environment has more than one history.

If there was no QM, that would rule out the existence of a plentitude.

You think God couldn't have created other Newtonian worlds?
Brent
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