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Author Topic:   A Simplified Proof That The Universe Cannot Be Explained
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Message 141 of 342 (784511)
05-18-2016 8:44 PM

Alternative wordings, can they escape grammar traps
The boiled down version of 'why is there something rather than nothing' can lead to some odd discussions.

Consider an alternative wording that is asking the same question, perhaps this will be illuminating.

Why are some things real?

This at least sends us down the path of determining what makes something real, but I submit that nobody around here actually knows the answer so it's at best the story telling of an educated thinker.

So...maybe not thinking about how things that don't exist aren't something that can really be being when the substance of the thing of nothingness is contradicted by the absence of reality in a quasitolenic sense of being. We can wonder whether half a bee must ipso facto half not bee; can a bee be said to be, or not to be an entire bee when half the bee is not a bee?

I'm not sure any of those paths is going to be fruitful, it's been fun playing with it though. I maintain that ultimately, Rationalism is an insufficient method for analysing the world we actually live in. And since we have little else, nothing is proven except the case that nothing is proven.

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