Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Evidence: Open vs. Closed Universe

Bradley Graham Weslake (
Fri, 28 Nov 1997 19:45:02 +1100 (EST)

> "If you move straight forward in any direction you will eventually end up
> where you started."
> "This universe lasts forever and has infinite volume."
> I just wanted to put your two statements in close proximity so perhaps
> you could see the foolishness of your argument. Please tell me how I
> end up where I started in infinite volume.

Allow me to intervene for Anders here please. I believe that he meant
volume which is infinite in extent.

And while I'm at it, I might say that while Physicists use
experimentally verifiable equations to explain and solidify feelings and
intuition, Mysticists like yourself use feelings and intuitions to
counter science. My question is which pursuit produces reproduceable
results which can be applied to the betterment of humans?

> Actually, don't bother. Physicists
> have been using all sorts of incredible equations to justify and rationalize
> their feelings and mystical philosophies from the first day they were able to
> and it would be painful for me to watch a man of your intelligence continue
> in this tradition. My hope is that you will research Objectivist Epistemology
> and
> recognize it as a powerful immune system for your brain and implement it
> so you can go on to apply your admirable mental capacity to challenges that
> will increase your happiness(and of course my selfish reasons are to benefit
> >from the products or services of a happy, rational person that will be so
> valuable in a free society--should we ever see a free society on earth.)
> Estacado