(urth) Theism Supports Free Will Better than Materialism Does
Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
danldo at gmail.com
Fri Oct 17 11:29:23 PDT 2014
An interesting quote.
We may, I think, assume that Wolfe (like me) assumes that the laws of
arithmetic as we know them do not apply in infinities; after all, under the
right circumstances 1=3 and 3=1.
But I'm not sure that this settles the idea that there is/is not a place
where maths and logic don't apply. At most this suggests that different
maths may apply in different circumstances, just as Euclidean geometry and
Riemannian geometry both produce useful pictures of reality.
On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 11:22 AM, Robert Pirkola <rpirkola at hotmail.com>
wrote:
> Lee said: "Plus, if a pawn makes it to the end of the board, they can be
> brought back as a more powerful
>
>
> piece. I think Wolfe intends this analogy for Severian (The Conciliator/New Sun) after he returns
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> from Yesod."
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> He has made such an analogy at least one other time, in "To the Seventh", which also contains
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> this interesting passage that has a whiff of recent topics: "Outside its sides that were not sides
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> the universe was a point of matter vastly heavy, and a vastness beyond the reach of mathematics
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> in which matter was so rare that it could truthfully said not to exist." (*Strange Travelers*, Tor
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> paperback, pg. 132).
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>
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Dan'l Danehy-Oakes
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