Re: CHAT: What statement?

From: Ken Clements (
Date: Sat Apr 07 2001 - 10:11:25 MDT

"Ross A. Finlayson" wrote:

> J. R. Molloy wrote:
> > Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once, but an
> > infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever. (Plus one,
> > because it's always one more τΏτ )
> If that were so, then eternity would be engulfed in actual chaos. It is not
> so.

How do you know? At the quantum foam level, we *are* engulfed in actual chaos.
However, most of the particles at that level do not have enough pattern
integrity to last long enough to notice. If you think that the place and moment
you occupy have some special status, how does that happen? How is the symmetry
of everywhere and everywhen broken to make here and now? We cannot seem to find
anything in physics that establishes a preferred frame. I know the illusion of
here and now seems so strong, but that is exactly what you would expect the
Universe to seem like from the inside. What J.R. has written in not so much
what I want to believe, but it is the base line I am left with, given no means
to break symmetry.


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