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Since the beginning of time, men (I’m speaking of the human race, this is notsexist in anyway because women are included in this too) have pondered ourexistence and purpose, as well as the nature of the world we live in. This isperhaps the single most time consuming thought we ever have for most people livetheir entire lifetimes without finding the answer or even coming close to one. Imyself have pondered this question for most of my life, until recently when Iused some odd (but logical) logic to come up with a strange conclusion: Nothingexists, and everything exists, for everything is possible all at the same time.Now, by now the reader of this paper is thinking “How is this possible?” or”This guy should be locked up!”.
Therefore, I plan to explain how I reached thisconclusion in this paper. However, I must give fair warning, that some of thelogic I used is strange and complex. If you have any doubts about your mentalhealth, or are unsure of your capacities and limitations in any way, please donot read this, or at least do not take it seriously. For those of you who feelyou can handle this, read on. Now, let us start at the most logical place tobegin, the beginning.
What is reality?Well, there are many explanations and theories about this, but I based mine onwhat I can observe and how I perceive things as a whole. Reality, as we know itseems to be made up of various dimensions. Most people will say reality is threedimensional, but it’s really more than that. Time is often considered a fourthdimension, and some people say that there are at least eight known dimensions,possibly as many as thirty.
However, it will be easier to start with dimensionsfrom the ground up. Let us start with zero dimensions. A zero dimensionalreality is a point. It does not extend in any direction, it is one point, thereare no alternatives at all. This is the only type of reality in which a “fact”as we know it really exists. It either is or it isn’t. Now, try to imagine aline.
Well, there are several types of lines. There are infinite lines, whichextend in both directions forever, and lines with one limit, and lines with twolimits. Infinity with limits is still infinity. Suppose the line is limited, andis a certain length, not extending forever.
This is a one dimensional reality,you can go one way, or the other. Now, how many points (zero dimensionalrealities) are on the line? Infinite. No matter how short the line is, there’salways an infinite number of points. Ok, now on to two dimensions. Twodimensional realities are planes.
They’re flat level surfaces. How many linesare on a plane? Infinite. So, a two dimensional reality is infinity squared zerodimensional realities. Likewise, three dimensions is an infinite number ofplanes, and four is an infinite number of three dimensional realities. Therefore,there are somewhere between infinity to the 8th and infinity to the 30th zerodimensional realities in our universe.What is infinity good for?Now that is a good question. What does a universe do with infinite realities? Itfills them up.
Now, this means to fill up infinite realities, you must haveinfinite possibilities. So, there are an infinite number of realities in whichan event happens, and an infinite number in which it doesn’t happen. This istrue of every event. The reason we don’t perceive it this way, is because ourperception is limited. For instance, we do not perceive time as a dimension likeheight and length and width. This is because we are moving along time in onedirection, and cannot sense changes in it.
Therefore, events do not just happenfor one instant, we only perceive them for one instant as we move along thepositive time axis. Therefore everything that ever happened, and everything thatwill still exists, we just don’t see it. So, one can conclude that it isreasonable that we may jump from one reality to another as we move along time.Therefore, nothing is a fact, whether it has happened, is happening, or willhappen. Everything is just an expression of probability with no one or zerovalue.
So, there is such a thing as infinite improbability, and infiniteprobability. But not definite probability and definite improbability. So, theprobability of an event occurring is 1/infinity to 1-1/infinity.What does infinite improbability and infinite probability imply?Well, infinite improbability and infinite probability are found when infinitepossibilities are present. If I toss a six sided standard die in the air, whatis the probability that it will come up with six dots on top? Well, most peoplewill immediately say 1/6.
This is not true. Why? Because when you calculateprobability as we are taught, we immediately rule out the improbable, but notimpossible outcomes. It is possible that the die will be destroyed by say alaser before it lands, or a meteor may pass by the earth and disrupt gravity,causing the die to fly into orbit, or the laws of physics may change for aninstant causing who knows what to happen.
The point is, there are an infinitenumber of things that could possibly happen, and therefore an probability andimprobability factor which includes improbability and probability factors fromother events happening. Therefore something can be improbable but not impossible.This may help to explain quantum physics, where things behave in strange waysthey should not, at least not by the laws of physics as we know them. It may be,that when examining things on the quantum scale, we are actually observing thebehavior of particles as we shift from one reality to another where the laws ofphysics are slightly different in each. Therefore, nothing has to behave thesame way all the time. As soon as you’re not watching it, it could do somethingentirely different.What about all those theories and formulas people have come up with?Well, when someone creates a theory or formula to explain something, they’regiving you something that gives an approximate description of that event.
Theories and formulas are never 100% perfect. For example, if you graph thebehavior of an object as it moves, and you write an equation to explain thegraph that you see, you do not take into account behavior outside that range ofthe graph. There may be subtle changes that would wreak havoc with yourequations if you only knew about them. But you don’t. Why? Because it’simpossible to graph something for an infinite amount of time with infinitedetail. For example, Newton’s theories are pretty good, the held up when we wentto the moon.
However, over large (interstellar and intergalactic) distances,they won’t be perfect. Also, flaws in them become more apparent as you approachthe speed of light, and they’re only reasonably correct up to about 80% thespeed of light. Einstein was even closer. His theories on relativity are veryprecise, and they work well, but they are still probably flawed at some point.Chaos theory may be even closer, but since it is generated by people andmachines made by people, it won’t be perfect. In short, our chaos is really toostructured to explain the structure of the universe, which is chaotic.
What about paradox?Well, paradox deals with a conflict in events. For instance, it has beentheorized that time travel is possible. This presents the question of “What ifsomeone goes back and changes something?”, and more importantly, “What if theymess up and prevent their own birth? How will they ever travel back in time todo it?”.
Well, this is the classic example of paradox. Now, based on the modelof reality described so far, how would we explain what happens with a paradox.Well, if we constantly move along the positive time axis, and there are aninfinite number of divergences or “forks in the road” for each event, then it islogical to assume that one who goes back along the time axis and alters an eventwill follow a different pathway then they did the first time around. Therefore,a paradox will is not likely to destroy the universe, rather, you would findyourself in a reality that changed from the point at which you altered it.Therefore, this means reality can even loop back on itself, and still functionjust fine.
There would merely be another set of infinite realities coexistingwith the original set, with the defining event being your alteration of anotherevent.How does all this apply to everyday life, and what does it all mean to us?This is probably the most important question of all. What does it all mean; howdoes it apply to me. Well, from what we have seen, our chaos is too logical toexplain the logic of a reality that is chaotic. Also, nothing is impossible,some things are merely more improbable than others. Therefore, reality is mostlikely going to be exactly as how you perceive it. So, basically, nothing isdefinite at all.
So, what should one do with one’s life in such a strangereality? Well, the only answer I could come up with is: Whatever you want. Itseems that the point of life is not to understand your own life, or purpose, orthe nature of things, it’s to have as much fun as you possibly can while you canstill have it. Now, I know somewhere out there, someone is thinking “Well whatif I think it’s fun to go out and murder people or something?”. Well, the answerto why people don’t do this, is simple, it’s not fun. How so? Well, you mustconsider tradeoffs. What’s fun now usually doesn’t lead to things that are muchfun later.
For instance, if you kill someone, it may be fun, but I don’t thinkone would find imprisonment or a death penalty fun at all. It may be fun to dropout of school and do whatever you want, but in a few years when you can’t get ajob and don’t have enough money to go anywhere or do anything, you won’t be sohappy. Therefore, it is best to do what you like, but consider the consequencesand alternatives first. So, morals don’t really exist because people know thedifference between right and wrong or because some omnipotent creator dictatedour lifestyle to us, but because the let the most people enjoy themselves at onetime. So, it’s basically similar to any animal’s response to a positive stimulus,however our powers of abstract concepts and reasoning, and critical thinkingallow us to determine what is fun now, and will still allow us to have fun later.So, in the end, people will do what they like most, while still allowing othersto do what they like most, and eventually it all works out for the better.
Atleast, it has so far in this reality, but as we know, everything could change inan instant, even though it’s not likely. So, be grateful our lives are as stableas they are and get what you can while you can still get it because it may notbe here tomorrow.Well, up until now I had planned on making this thing anonymous, but now that Ithink of it, I would kick myself if it ever got any recognition at all, and Icouldn’t prove that I wrote it. So, I have decided to put my name in it, andhope that nobody decides to alter it and reprint it. So, for anyone interested,this paper was written by Toby Hudon, or, for anyone who has a modem, GeneralLee D. Mented.
I hope you had fun reading it, cause it was sure fun writing it.Category: Philosophy