Re: Mathematical Logic, Podnieks'page ...

From: Hal Ruhl <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 14:38:05 -0400

Hi Stephen:

At 01:14 PM 6/30/2004, you wrote:
>Dear Hal,
> Could the Nothing be a generalization of the notion of the Null or Empty

I think the Null or Empty sets are more particular than my Nothing since
they include all the underpinnings supporting the idea of "set".

> One question that I have is "what moves?" It seems that I am merely
>re-asking Zeno's question...
> How is motion, whether it is the UD moving infinitely slowly from string
>to string or your example of a "shackwave", what is the reason "MOTION"
>exists? What necessitates motion and change a priori?

In our universe we identify something called a vacuum energy. I see the
incompleteness of the Nothing as such a "prime mover" if you will. The
initiator is sort of a symmetry breaking when the Nothing must answer a
meaningful question. Once this starts it acts rather like a formal system
attempting to complete itself - an empty quest. This provides the
"motivator" for the evolution of the particular metaverse associated with
this particular symmetry breaking. I do see the evolution process as
digital so there is no "motion" as we usually interpret it. A universe
just winks out between successive states. In this case relativity and
quantum mechanics seem to me to be simple consequences.

Received on Wed Jun 30 2004 - 14:45:30 PDT

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