Re: Book preview: Theory of Nothing

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 17:02:28 +1000

On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 04:07:15PM -0400, Hal Ruhl wrote:
> Hi Russell:
> Two comments so far [I am only at page 38]:
> I am of the opinion that the Everything and the Nothing carry tags [say
> "full" and "empty" respectfully] which distinguish them. This is left over
> information in what I hoped was an information free system. This is why I
> eventually came up with the idea that definition produces two
> objects. This makes the Everything and the Nothing each other's tag.

I'm not of this opinion. I argue that the Everything and the Nothing
are essentially the same thing considered in different
ways. Nevertheless, it could be we're saying the same things using
different words. The term I use is mathematical duality.

> I am also concerned by what makes reality [awareness?] have a flow. This
> is why I focus on the idea that the Nothing is incomplete and this results
> in a dynamic - a flow of reality [awareness].

I'm aware of your ideas, as you know. Unfortunately, I never found any
really good way of squaring them with the ideas in the rest of the
book. I don't believe your "logical flow" is at all related to my TIME
postulate, for example. But I'm open to suggestions - I don't want to
leave anyone out deliberately.

> Bottom of page 21: Do you believe that the various worlds you point to here
> are all running in sync or can they be async?

You are referring to the different worlds in the Multiverse here. This
question simply has no meaning. There is no "external time", or other
syncronising relationships between the worlds.

> Hal Ruhl

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