posted on Aug, 24 2017 @ 10:15 PM
Admittedly, the infinite set of (natural) laws, should also be equivalent with the Universe itself. It should be equivalent in information and
therefore equivalent in principle. Perhaps it's a matter of semantics. But even so, the term 'natural law' should be reexamined. Under this ontology,
the infinite set encodes an infinite number of elements, comprising the Universe itself, and while perhaps it is true that every element can be
considered a little natural law in itself, the term quickly starts to lose its original meaning. Not least because these natural laws, which are
supposedly there to explain paradox away, turn out to be paradox itself.
The infinite set that creates itself must be the basis of reality. It mirrors precisely the lack of inherent limitations of the Universe itself. The
infinite paradox is simply the other side of nothing. Quite peculiarly, the empty set [] seems to be the basis of all there is. The key to the puzzle
seems to be the realization that nothing sets no limits, but rather indicates their absence. Itself seemingly hovering between existence and
non-existence, it seems to allow for the existence of everything else. In other words – nothing seems to be equivalent to infinite potential.
So.. Which side of a coin .. is 'the right one'? It's a trick question indeed. While there are two sides, the coin is very much one.
Should we call the ultimate basis of the Universe 'nothingness' or 'infinite potential'? Both of those terms seem to be lacking something. It seems as
we are only looking at one part of the coin either way. What is this precious coin that we're trying to find after all? And aren't we simply grasping
in the dark and inventing names and logical explanations for what is, in its very essence, beyond even logic and explanation? After all, all logic and
explanation must come from somewhere. And there is only one thing that we can conceive of that goes beyond logic and explanation. In our existential
pursuit we have used logic in an effort to explain it away, yet we must ultimately realize that it must be the source of logic itself. As infinite
potential is the other side of nothing1, paradox must be the other side of logic. Whenever we try to explain paradox with logic, we encounter more
paradox. What's left is the realization that it's the other way around. Paradox is the only candidate for ultimate reality as it is the only thing
conceivable that goes beyond logic and explanation. This author's conjecture is that ultimate reality is literally an infinite multidimensional
paradox that creates logic itself. How can we know that? “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the
truth.” Ironically, the impossible is the only option that remains.
As we expand our frameworks of reality, we turn over new and new pages of its fabric and find ways to explain paradox away with higher and higher
logic. Yet logic is finite and definitive, while infinite potential must by definition encode infinite possibility. Logic is simply the language with
which we comprehend the underlying code of the Universe, but it cannot by itself limit its expression. Logic is simply the language of the absurd. And
perhaps what we thought of as an explanation, is no more than a simple description.
We were quick to assume that the code of the Universe is reason. It turns out it is more akin to insanity.
III) Investigations into the Source This chapter is very light-polarity, but I think it's ok
Another way of looking at the whole infinite paradox thing is to postulate, like the ancient Greeks did, that the source of everything finite is the
Infinite. They called it the Aperon.
This serves to turn the question about the origin of the Universe on its head. The Universe did not come from 'nothing', it spawned from the Infinite.
It might seem that the Universe came from nothing, but in truth, this nothing, is simply the lack of limitations that allows infinite possibility and
it is this infinite possibility that is the Source of all things. And it seems that this infinite possibility is not simply an abstraction, but rather
something with a perfectly tangible existence, albeit so beyond us that it defies comprehension. Therefore, instead of talking about infinite
possibility, we might as well call it the Infinite or the Source.
Subscribing to the belief that the Infinite is the Source of all things is seemingly rather different than subscribing to the existence of a personal
God, and yet it's also as far removed from scientific materialism as possible. It would not be possible to satisfy the requirements of a materialist
in this case. We can't seem to touch this Source, and we are not, as of yet, able to measure it. But that is easily explained by the notion that the
Source is simply so beyond us, that we can't even begin to fathom it as of yet. Perhaps if we were just a tad more evolved, we'd be able to look at
everything in existence as undeniable proof of the Source from whence it came. As of yet, we won't be winning any scientific awards with our
conjecture. Which doesn't mean we're not on the right track. On the other hand, scientific materialism has no explanation of where the Universe and
everything in it, came from. We're being assured that an explanation is in the making, yet at the same time, the conjecture of an infinite Source is
taken to be unscientific. And if it happens to be the truth, it would mean that scientific materialism is simply denied the possibility of
transcending its limitations. It's not possible to measure the Source, precisely because it is all-encompassing and beyond limit, and materialism
deals only with its finite expressions. In a way, materialism is the belief that the finite is the source of the Infinite and not the other way
around. A curious case of reversing the natural order of things, which we have gone so far as to implement into our very way of thinking. A new, more
logical paradigm is required of us.
A very important distinction when talking about the Infinite or the Source, is that it is uniquely complete in itself. If we were to use a
mathematical example, there may be infinitely many sets and infinite sets, yet there is only one (infinite) set that contains all sets. There is only
one truly infinite set. Therefore, it would seem that an important facet of the Source is its oneness. What is truly infinite, must be truly one.
Whatever can or cannot exist must be part of the one Source. Indeed, there must be no limit to the Source. While we tend to make distinctions about
what is possible and what isn't, the Source would make no such distinction. In fact, it would contain not only the impossible, but also the abstract,
the unimaginable, the absurd and the meaningless. It is when we go beyond pure abstraction, beyond meaning and absurdity, and discover that there is
in fact, no end and no limit, it is then when we begin to get a glimpse of what the Source must really be about. It's truly unlimited. The Source has
no boundary, it is as if it exists even outside of itself.