Some Questions About God

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Re: Some Questions About God

Postby Lance » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:42 pm

Heid the Ba' wrote:It's turtles all the way down.

So yeah, we agree on that:
On Jul 16, 2016 11:04 pm, right here, Lance wrote:And how do you even define the universe? If it has bounds, what is beyond it? And beyond that? And beyond that? It's turtles, all the way down.
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Re: Some Questions About God

Postby Heid the Ba » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:10 pm

Apologies, I haven't read the thread. Obviously.
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Re: Some Questions About God

Postby Arneb » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:22 pm

Lance wrote:You know, what ever you figure we, the universe, everything are, there must always be something beyond it. And where did _that_ come from? It hurts to think about it.

Well, now you have re-discovered one of Kant's antinomies of reason all by your lonesome self.
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Re: Some Questions About God

Postby Enzo » Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:55 pm

What? Are there not some giant elephants between the Earth and the top turtle?

there must always be something beyond it.

As I feel more and more mortal with each passing year, I think about death. To me death is where I cease to exist. Like passing out or fainting except you never wake up again. But while I do not believe in an afterlife, I can see why many do, because it is about impossible to imagine my non-existence. Any time I think about it, it winds up being somehow me off to the side aware of myself being dead. I am not equipped to envision not existing.

SO with that human limitation in mind, we think of where we are as some place. And from life experience, anything not in that place must then be outside the place. Outside is "somewhere". But what if the universe is finite in some way? I don't think we are equipped to envision that a limit can have nothing beyond itself. That there is no existence beyond the edge of existence.
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Re: Some Questions About God

Postby FZR1KG » Mon Mar 27, 2017 9:04 pm

1+ infinity is infinity, but, infinity minus infinity is not zero.
We start getting into calculus, limits etc.
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