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“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ― Werner Heisenberg
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Is this one of the ways reality could have turned out?
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Quote:I need some help with the mathematical symbols being used here....what does (x)~(x=x) mean?
Quote:what is the opposite of opposite?
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Quote:I think reality or the universe is here because logically "nothingness" cannot exist without "something" to define it. Just as you need dark to define light big/small, whatever you cannot have nothing without its opposite.
Quote:Quote:I think reality or the universe is here because logically "nothingness" cannot exist without "something" to define it. Just as you need dark to define light big/small, whatever you cannot have nothing without its opposite. What about monopoles?/Ira
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Quote:Mike,Why does this idea, (x)~(x=x), interest you? What is it about it you find interesting?Otto
Quote:First, a subject can be predicated (categorized) without reference to any opposite of the subject. In order to define a thing all we need is the appropriate category to which the subject is assigned.Second, there is a difference between opposite and privation. For example; darkness is the privation of light. One can make a room brighter by adding light. If darkness were an opposite, one would then make a room darker by adding darkness, which, of course, is not what happens. We make the room darker by decreasing the light in the room.