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Godel's science version?

  1. Mar 12, 2006 #1
    I'm wondering though, if you prove godel's theorem for science, that would be the greatest scientific discovery, because that would imply the universe has infinite possibilities which is better than a closed system governed by a set of laws and you would be stuck without further development as a result.

    What do you think.
     
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  3. Mar 12, 2006 #2

    Hurkyl

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    I'm going to ignore the opinion. Would you care to state:

    (1) Just what "Gödel's theorem for science" (GTFS) would say.
    (2) Why GTFS would suggest the universe has infinite possibilities.
    (3) Why GTFS would suggest the universe is not a closed system.
    (4) Why GTFS would suggest the universe is not governed by a set of laws.
    (5) Who would be stuck without further development.
    (6) What you mean by "further development".
    (7) Why GTFS would suggest they'd be stuck without further development.
     
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  4. Mar 13, 2006 #3

    loseyourname

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    Please do a little more studying of what the theorems actually state and mean and then formulate a better thesis. I'm not saying this is the case, but it very much looks like you just took a look at the word "incompleteness" and thought hey, maybe physical laws can never be complete, meaning anything is possible in principle.

    I applaud your curiosity, but you've stated implications that just aren't the case. Not understanding the theorems is fine, but ask about it then instead of drawing false conclusions and basing a thread on them.
     
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