[TERM] Re: Infinite universes

From: Gordon Worley (redbird@mac.com)
Date: Fri Apr 25 2003 - 14:26:27 MDT

On Friday, April 25, 2003, at 11:37 AM, Perry E. Metzger wrote:

> What does that mean, exactly? I don't know how universes would
> "interact" per se. If they could meaningfully interact, they wouldn't
> be separate universes.

(Nothing against you, Perry. This is a trend I've been seeing
throughout this whole thread and it's pissing me off.)

Universe doesn't have a plural form. There is just one (1) universe.
If you want to say we live in just one of several spaces that are part
of a multiverse, say that. Talking about the universe is analogous to
talking about infinity; the universe is *everything*, so you can't have
more than everything. If you want to talk about something other than
these two ideas, at least denote it with a new term (make it obvious,
but you need to differentiate).


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