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    Q: Is there a universe or not?

    A: No, we are but a thought in a post in a thread in a forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmileyMan View Post
    Tell me, how does one think in non-linear time?
    One alternative is cyclical. Another is one that includes branching, alternate time lines. I guess the latter is still somewhat linear in nature.

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    You may as well ask if existence itself exists. heh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UniqueMixture View Post
    I've noticed NTs and I tend to disagree a lot on interpretations of physics and I'm curious as to others perception of this. I think that science was heavily influenced by being generated in a monotheistic culture. Thus the holy grail of physics being the toe, the classical concept of "universe", even perhaps the idea of irreducible bits (which again are being integrated in the concepts of strings) all of which act as remnants of/are used to prop up monism. I find that many of these people also have trouble thinking in terms of non-linear time, of time as not having constant rate, of positionality as time in a static universe, etc. So what say you?

    Note: I am also dubious of proof by negation which I've noticed is a hallmark of many tj types.
    What?

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    This is too meta.

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    Toe = the theory of everything which would unify all the fundamental forces of nature under guage theory should we find higgs or observing something in m-theory observationally like a superstring to "prove" extra -dimensionality required by string theory.

    P.S. I didn't mean for this thread to be so technical I just wanted to hear how people experience "the univetse" in their everyday lives. To me I experience a lot of phenomena that seem impossible under most standard physics. I think it is because I am aware of alternative conceptualizations so I actively go about trying to experience them in everyday life. This leads to that tension between observer and observed in which they mutually create one another (imo)

    I use a lot of physics language because I don't know of any other that has the same concepts (except maybe sufi mysticism, but it is more abstract and less precise)

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    Just to clarify further: Toe, as in "toe of God". Contrast it with mystics seeking the beatific vision, the face of God. Physicists are a little less ambitious.

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    The answer is quite simple: 42

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireShield98 View Post
    The answer is quite simple: 42
    and what was the question?

    Accept the past. Live for the present. Look forward to the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    and what was the question?
    Did you even read the title of the thread?

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