"Take God to be everything that exists" (Vaughan Pratt) & "Where "life" fits in this categorization? (Martin Dowd)
i.v.serov at chf.nu
Mon Nov 14 10:03:56 EST 2022
MY SINCERE APOLOGIES: THIS IS A SECOND IMPROVED AND SIMPLIFIED VERSION
OF MY EARLIER CONTRIBUTION.
PLEASE BE SO KIND AS TO CONSIDER THIS ONE AND IGNORE THE FORMER ONE.
Vaughan Pratt writes:
"Take God to be everything that exists.
And with that definition, not only is God's existence an immediate
consequence but also God's uniqueness.
For if anything further exists then it too falls under that definition."
"raises the question of where "life" fits in this categorization."
Consider the following:
God is the universe X, which guarantees - the God's law - for every
existing and unique state x of the universe X
a) existence of a unique posterior state x' of the universe X different
from any other state in the universe X
as well as
b) existence of a unique prior state 'x of the universe X different from
any other state in the universe X.
Life is the unique enumeration of the states in universe X without an
initial state and without a final state, i.e., the eternal life of God:
being in a unique state x God transforms itself uniquely into state x',
all states being different.
Think of thoughts:
Every thought is some state x of the universe X.
There was a unique prior thought 'x and is to be a unique posterior
thought x' - yours or mine - these are all thoughts of God X.
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