Where are you heading?

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FreakyM
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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by FreakyM » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:24 am

I still exist.
My existence is quite happy. That is all for now, I hope yours fulfills these two conditions likewise.
Not gone. Drifting in the flow of the world, observing.

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Re: Where are you heading?

Post by Quasispatial » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:04 pm

FreakyM wrote:
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:24 am
I still exist.
My existence is quite happy. That is all for now, I hope yours fulfills these two conditions likewise.
How is this two conditions :?
A happy existence necessitates an existence. Happy existence implies existence and by the laws of logical deduction that means that at least one of "you are not happy" and "you exist" are true. Then again, unhappiness also implies existence, so as both happy existence and unhappy existence implies existence, you must exist... which means everything exists by virtue of base reasoning, even if we can trivially prove that it does not exist.

Can you spot the fault in this reasoning?
"Sentient life. We are the Ur-Quan. Independence is intolerable. Blah, blah, blah." - the Spathi High Council, Star Control II.

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