Friday, June 12, 2009

The answer

This is from Wiki concerning why the universe is like it is:
  1. The absurd universe
    Our universe just happens to be the way it is.
  2. The unique universe
    There is a deep underlying unity in physics which necessitates the universe being the way it is. Some Theory of Everything will explain why the various features of the Universe must have exactly the values that we see.
  3. The multiverse
    Multiple Universes exist, having all possible combinations of characteristics, and we inevitably find ourselves within a Universe that allows us to exist.
  4. Creationism
    A creator designed the Universe with the purpose of supporting complexity and the emergence of Intelligence.
  5. The life principle
    There is an underlying principle that constrains the universe to evolve towards life and mind.
  6. The self-explaining universe
    A closed explanatory or causal loop: "perhaps only universes with a capacity for consciousness can exist." This is Wheeler's Participatory Anthropic Principle (PAP).
  7. The fake universe
    We live inside a virtual reality simulation

  8. This is from me
The answer as to how or why we exist should lay somewhere in the above lists 1 to 7. It could be a combination of all of them, one of them some of them. Note I say "should" because it may be that there is one we haven't thought of. What pisses me off is that this will be the answer. It's always like that. The bloody thing you don't think of is the answer and all those good ideas you put in are dead. Once you find the answer all the fails go straight into the bin.

The poor little things have nowhere to live. Everything should have a home in this universe; even false ideas need a home. Happily there is a whole generation of New Age idiots. They have given all the failed ideas a lovely home. And they keep them alive as well. Aren't they wonderful caring people?

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