Preview: Infinity & Beeyond
What is the true state of the Universe or Existence?
To Infinity & Broken Bondage:
"Hey Gödel, You Dropped Your Metaphysics into My Mathematics, And it's Making HAL MAD!!"
UNIVERSE OR EXISTENCE ARE WORDS
Conttext maters and without Set Theory and logical expression the computers at our fingers would disappear in a puff of the last dregs of magical powdered wig smoke. Kurt Gödel's logical fallacies point out that math is language and that context matters. We can also use Kurt's work as an example of mathematics being used to model Metaphysical ideas. Art and all other human endeavors do exactly this in one way or another. We are all creators in this creation.
Kurt Gödel logical fallacies clearly show that logic matters. A computer cannot execute a mathematical instruction that is the equivalent of "This sentence is a lie." Meaningless sentences can be grammatically correct. Computer programming requires logic. One of the themes expressed in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey is HAL's response to the conflicting programing he had received. How allegorical.
The word "Universe" means literally one or perhaps the first "verse" of a song or poem. It seems like a reference to the King's Story or His Story, as "they" say. In any case the Universe as an idea is meant to refer us to the concept of the Set of all Sets.
"Teeth can't bite themselves." as Alan Watts (the other Alan Watt guy) used to say. The Set that contains all sets itself cannot be part of the set, Another way to put it is that the Universe is not part of itself. The Universe, or all of existence as we understand it can't exist anywhere at all. The Universe in this sense exists nowhere.
Modern Cosmology is quite a mess. It is chaotic and this is by intent, the speculative ramblings of Neil de Grasse Tyson are more incoherent than the Flat Earth proponents tend to be, so it's funny when the cartoon Multiverse guy casts stones at the glass house of the Flat Earth canard. In any case we are supposed to think that the Earth is a spinning and orbiting globe and that the Universe is one where everything is orbiting and expanding into an infinite amount of space. In fact "WE" can get an infinite amount of energy from the infinite number of spaces between the lines of the ruler. We aren't supposed to notice that the "Fixed Stars" are aptly named or the absurdity of so-called Staller Parallax, or any other obvious flaw in the patchwork of silliness sold as science.
The Universe as Set of All Sets is not infinite in space. This is illogical and demonstrably so. We have to accept that we can ignore the conservation of energy, which is not a "law" but a Natural principle. Infinite space is not a logical deduction it is an idea with no basis in reality. It is very poor Metaphysics as it is just a "shot in the dark". A wild guess built on a whole bunch of nonsense. The House of Cards that is modern Cosmology is just like the Kurt Gödel's illogical musings. Space is an idea by the way. It's not a thing. Time is also an idea and not real. There's no time, there is just an eternal pendulum swing of sorts. We can count this swing of Sun or Moon for the rest of our lives. As far as we know the Sun will always rise as we witness every morning.
The Universe can have no beginning nor can it have an end.
The set of all set cannot contain itself and that which contains all that have beginnings and endings itself is transcendent of such concerns.
SPACE IS LIMITED BUT UNBOUND
Video Games Provide A Clue
"Wraparound, in video games, is a gameplay variation on the single-screen in which space is finite but unbounded; objects leaving one side of the screen immediately reappear on the opposite side, maintaining speed and trajectory. This is referred to as "wraparound", since the top and bottom of the screen wrap around to meet, as do the left and right sides (in mathematics, this is known as a Euclidean 2-torus). Some games wrap around in some directions but not others, such as games of the Civilization series that wrap around left to right, or east and west but the top and bottom remain edges representing the North and South Pole (in mathematics, this is known as a cylinder).
In some games such as Asteroids there is no boundary and objects can travel over any part of the screen edge and reappear on the other side Others such as Pac-Man, Wizard of Wor, and some games in the Bomberman series, have a boundary surrounding most of the playing area but have few paths connecting the left side to the right, or the top to the bottom, that characters can travel on."
The Universe itself is like a Pac Man or Asteroids game but in all directions. The Earth is at the center of the intense feedback that results from what we might call Aether wave cymatics. This is just an idea but one I think worth expressing. We are waves in a medium We cannot see or otherwise measure. That Meta Medium we can call the Aether. This medium is not a very fine gas at all, like Nikola Tesla put forth, perhaps the Aether of Maxwell is more along the right lines. Or neither really express what the Meta Medium is and this might be impossible. There is one medium that is unbound but self contained at the same time. The feedback creates all sorts of waves and some of these waves are like ball lighting or the dolphin blown water 'smoke' rings. We are Aether vortices, self perpetuating waves in a medium we cannot discern. How we describe and experience existence is not the true Nature of the Universe.
space is finite but unbounded
time is an illusion and human artifice