Asumptions of our existence

I liked the assumptions of Thunderfoot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPs73RBAFGM)

He states that

  • Universe exist
  • You can learn something from the universe
  • You can make models of predictive capabilities

Of course, Thunderfoot is extremely intelligent and I have watched several of his videos. It is very inspiring. However, I am not so happy with the assumptions, because it is from the human point of view, like learning and making predictive models.

 

I am just thinking about my assumptions about the universe: Does it make sense.

1. The universe Exist

2. The universe has physical (and chemical) laws. It does not matter whether we know or we do not know teh laws yet.

3. Evolution of life (biology) is adaptation within the constraints of the universal laws (physics and chemistry).

 

UPDATED:

After several discussions, I am updating the assumptions: Does it make sense, now.

1. The universe Exist

 

2. The universe has physical (and chemical) interactions. [ PEOPLE can study the interactions and  build laws of the interactions. People can develop tools and methods to predict the interactions]

 

3. Evolution of life (biology) is adaptation within the constraints of the universal laws (physics and chemistry).

 

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    Claire Couch

    I think prediction is an important bit...

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      matt.clerke

      2. The universe has physical (and chemical) laws. It does not matter whether we know or we do not know teh laws yet.

      I would argue the universe does not have laws. It has interactions. Laws are things people use to describe the interactions which behave in a predictable way(predicted by the law in question).

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        Heather Spoonheim

        I've decided that I have two options - one is to trust that my experiences are 'authentic' and the universe is 'real' - the other is that I am in some way being deceived by this 'reality'.

        I really have no way of knowing if I am being deceived.  Every way that I can think of to cross check and verify my experiences indicates that it all adds up.  If I am being deceived then all I can do is play along which means behaving as though I can trust these experiences as authentic.

        If this really is all authentic, then it's amazing and I love it.  :D

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