Re: Existential Risk and Fermi's Paradox

From: Charles D Hixson (
Date: Fri Jun 22 2007 - 14:45:36 MDT

Norman Noman wrote:
> ...
> Furthermore, the idea that the universe can be entirely understood is
> questionable to me. If it's infinite, there will always be a bigger
> problem, a harder puzzle, a smarter opponent. I think our doom is
> probably inevitable in the long run, but not by suicide.
FWIW, it's recently been shown that to explain the universe of
mathematics one needs not only a large number of axioms, but an infinite
number of axioms. (I forget just which order of infinity this is, but
it's larger than C.) And math is an attempt at a simplified abstraction
of the universe.

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