"The poet only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the logician who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits." G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Worlds either exist eternally (without a beginning or end), or don't exist at all.

I reject the notion of the world (i.e. everything that exists) coming into being. However, I do permit, that nothing may have existed - or to put this less contentiously - that nothing, rather than something may have turned out. That is, worlds either exist eternally - without a beginning or end in time - or don't exist at all. Since our world exists, it is eternal. In this sense, phenomena like The Big Bang are temporally local.

Note that this doesn't rule out the possibilty of there existing more than one world. Of course, the typical spatiotemporal notions, applicable to any one world, don't apply accross worlds. That is, notions like "x happening in this world at the same time (or before/after) as y happening in another world" or "this world being x distance away from some other world" are meaningless. This doesn't however rule out an imposition of meaningful relations on the possibility space itself.

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