Paradoxes in Science

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  1. Write4U Valued Senior Member

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    This might offer a nice reference list

    List of paradoxes

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_paradoxes#Cosmology
     
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  3. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

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    "Boltzmann brain: If the universe we observe resulted from a random thermodynamic fluctuation, it would be vastly more likely to be a simple one than the complex one we observe. The simplest case would be just a brain floating in vacuum, having the thoughts and sensations you have."​

    Either mislabeled or an act of wry humor. It wouldn't be a short-lived brain, but some kind of internally consistent phantasm generator that could survive in such an environment. Furthermore...

    The very physics proposed as giving birth or possibility to Boltzmann brains would be something abstracted from the regularities of the "oneirocosm" (world dream) itself -- as well as all rules, ideas like causation, and human expectations slash findings.

    Thus, BBs should slide into ordinary solipsism, since whatever one contended as reasons for there being physics and existence beyond the dream would just be useful fiction (if not outright crap) circularly extracted from the character and contents of the hallucination itself. Figuratively and crudely akin to a child growing up on an isolated island with a mad person, and limited to the unreliable rantings of that grown-up when it comes to supposed knowledge of civilization abroad.

    But to trim all the excess fat away... It would be yet more speculation extracted from the phantasm to assume there was anything beyond that oneirocosm -- much less such reflecting the nature of what it resided in.

    The experiences could be parsimoniously floating on their own, minus belonging to any external situation or entity. Which is to say, even solipsism still sports a bare metaphysical assumption (apparently taken from residual belief in supernatural minds) that there is some transcendent entity that has ownership of the sequence of manifestations and thoughts. Rather than the latter simply being a brute phenomenal continuum with a POV adhering to its own structural logic.

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