Re: Have all possible events occurred?

From: Norman Samish <>
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2005 21:32:59 -0700

>>Norman Samish writes: Stathis, when you say "if you believe that
>>everything possible exists" are you implying that everything possible need
>>NOT exist (thus refuting Tegmark)? Wouldn't this mean that space-time was
>>not infinite? What hypothesis could explain finite space-time?

>Brent Meeker writes: Spacetime could be infinite without "everything
>possible" existing. It might even depend on how you define "possible".
>Are all real numbers "possible"?

Norman Samish writes:
Brent, to me this is cryptic. Can you enlarge on what you mean? Your
statement seems to contradict what I've read, more than once; "In infinite
space and time, anything that can occur must occur, not only once but an
infinite number of times." I don't know the author or source, but I've
assumed this is a mathematical truism. Am I wrong?

As for "Are all real numbers 'possible'?" According to the definitions I
use, the answer, of course, is yes. I obviously do not understand the point
you are trying to make.
Received on Mon Jun 27 2005 - 00:35:53 PDT

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