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Thanks for the reply.
Yes, I think you're right and I still don't have enough karma points.
Well, I guess I will have to owe you an upvote in the meantime...
Thanks for this summation.
Maybe we can divide item 7. to "our universe apocalypse" and "everything that (physically) exists apocalypse." since the two might not be equal.
Of course, there might be things that exist necessarily and thus cannot be "apocalypsed out", and it also would be strange if...(read more)
There's a guy named Donald D. Hoffman whom I saw on YouTube; unlike you, he is sort of "consciousness monist" (if I understand him correctly), that is, he claims that the most basic part of reality is consciousness and, in fact, reality is a network of relations between these basic particles.
I gue...(read more)
I guess you ask "why" when something is unobvious or unexpected.
The first one is relative, where obvious for a smart person might not be obvious to a less-smart one. So, like you said, it is not obvious why the null hypothesis does not obtain, and anyone who says that existence is obvious is fool...(read more)
I think we need to get clearer on what "why," "something" and "exists" mean.
For example, if you assume that numbers "exist", that is, you are willing to attach the descriptor "exist" to numbers, then you already have your answer: "Because numbers exist necessarily!"
Voila! End of story! Move ov...(read more)
So when you ask, "Why did Sherlock Holmes tell Watson that...?"
You assume that Holmes exists?
Also, when you ask why some complicated theorem in number theory is true, you are basically asking for a proof from first principles (say Peano Arithmetic), you don't need to assume that numbers exist (...(read more)