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You're way too logical. It is sad that a lot of modern articles and ideas seem to have thrown that kind of logic out the window.
Originally posted by mbkennel
I usually believe that in physics if your theory predicts a pretty nonsensical result, then it means that there is a problem or limitation of the theory.
Back in the day (prior to QM) when people computed self-energy of an electron etc and came up with nonsensical results, they didn't come out and make crazy claims about reality but believed that a new explanation and understanding is necessary in some limit.
Either the physical assumptions are wrong, or the mathematical derivation is wrong.
For those who feel uncomfortable about time ending, the physicists note that there are other solutions to the measure problem. They don't claim that their conclusion that time will end is correct, only that it follows logically from a set of assumptions. So perhaps one of the three assumptions underlying the conclusion is incorrect instead.
Originally posted by mbkennel
I usually believe that in physics if your theory predicts a pretty nonsensical result, then it means that there is a problem or limitation of the theory.
Back in the day (prior to QM) when people computed self-energy of an electron etc and came up with nonsensical results, they didn't come out and make crazy claims about reality but believed that a new explanation and understanding is necessary in some limit.
Either the physical assumptions are wrong, or the mathematical derivation is wrong.