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Reality

“Opposing orders of reality make reality meaningless, and reality is meaning.”

— A Course in Miracles

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“All physical systems have inherent Gödelian inconsistencies and therefore are not true or real.”
— Qualium

This idea appeared in my mind, and seemed to have some impetus so I am expressing it here. I actually don’t really know exactly what Gödel proved with his incompleteness theorems, I just have a feeling that they could be expanded to include the physical universe of matter and forces, and provide insight into the distinction between Truth and illusion in an idealist philosophy. So there you have it, in a nutshell.

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Why is there Something rather than Nothing? This is a question that philosophers have pondered over for quite some time. It seems as if the more natural and easy state of reality would be that there was nothing, absolutely nothing, anywhere! But obviously there is something. There is, at a minimum, us! And we perceive an immense number and complexity of other stuff in a huge universe. So how did this Something, whatever it is, come to be?

Perhaps it could be a simple question to answer. Maybe the answer is that there is both Something and Nothing.

I arrived at that answer by applying Occam’s Razor. Reality solved the problem of whether to be Something or Nothing by the simplest solution; by being both.

It may seem as if the two are mutually exclusive. But why should that stop reality? Quantum physics has already presented us with examples of seeming contradiction. Why not Something and Nothing coexisting peacefully?

So where is the Nothing? It’s here, it’s just not observable.

“Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)” — Walt Whitman

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