Russell's "Theory of Nothing" and time.

From: Hal Ruhl <>
Date: Sun, 06 Jan 2008 15:54:04 -0500

Hi Russell:

I have at last found a opportunity to start looking at your
book. Thanks for the cite.

My view has been that the Nothing is incomplete because it contains
no ability to answer meaningful questions about itself and there is
one it must answer and that is its duration. This question is always
asked and must be answered. To answer it the Nothing must acquire
information and become a Something.

Most initial Something landing pads - so to speak - will also be
incomplete and continue the quest for completeness. Such a quest
must exhibit a monotonic increase in information in that Something.

Therefore the initial observation of an incomplete and unstable
Nothing has within it the imposition of an ordered sequence of
compatible states for a Something each containing more information
than the last - that is the imposition of time.

Each step of the quest has an equal but opposite twin and so to
minimize selection a Something bifurcates at each one.

The Everything contains enough Nothings [meaningful question: How
many more Nothings beyond 1 are in the Everything? Minimum selection
response: unlimited.] so that all paths to completeness are followed
over and over forever.

  Hal Ruhl

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