Prob 2

Notes on Probability | thewealthofchips

The notion of temporal finitism was inspired by the doctrine of creation shared by the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The Christian philosopher, John Philoponus, presented the philosophical arguments against the ancient Greek notion of an infinite past and future. Philoponus’ arguments against an infinite past were used by the early Muslim philosopher, Al-Kindi (Alkindus); the Jewish philosopher, Saadia Gaon (Saadia ben Joseph); and the Muslim theologian, Al-Ghazali (Algazel). Borrowing from Aristotle’s Physics and Metaphysics, they employed two logical arguments against an infinite past, the first being the “argument from the impossibility of the existence of an actual infinite”, which states:[68]
“An actual infinite cannot exist.”
“An infinite temporal regress of events is an actual infinite.”
\therefore An infinite temporal regress of events cannot exist.”
The second argument, the “argument from the impossibility of completing an actual infinite by successive addition”, states:[68]
“An actual infinite cannot be completed by successive addition.”
“The temporal series of past events has been completed by successive addition.”
\therefore The temporal series of past events cannot be an actual infinite.”
Both arguments were adopted by Christian philosophers and theologians, and the second argument in particular became more famous after it was adopted by Immanuel Kant in his thesis of the first antinomy concerning time.[68]~

The author might explore a type of math involving the probability of 2.  This might mean then that a certain event is likely to happen twice in an instant which is currently logically absurd.  but since there can be such things such as imaginary numbers it seems that at least conceptually (although difficult) there should be the possibility of a type of maths (and obviously therefore physics) that involves “absurd” probabilities.  One wonders if this is at all possible.  We might understand how the impossibility of squaring a circle can be “solved” by related to different universes together.  It might be disgraceful and objectionable to suggest that the ABC verification means exactly that, however with our explanation of the evolution of language in some form it might be showing exactly that.

That our evolution of understanding of probability is related to our evolution and understanding/acceptance of the truth of time and duration.  Then it becomes obvious that as we create new computers capable of simulating new universes with new reality AND in relation to the emergence of Turing test passing AI, these things will help shape our collective social consciousness in relation to reality and what this is.


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