Here are some things that I consider to be a paradox:
Time is linear, but it’s always now. = paradox
Eternity implies no beginning and no end. = paradox
The world is an illusion, but the world is real. When you look close enough matter does not exist. The Copenhagen interpretation of quantum mechanics says there exists no objective physical reality other than that which is revealed through measurement and observation. = paradox
The Universe is infinite, but what’s outside of it? = paradox
Where are we and the Earth using the scale of infinity? = paradox
I like to get confirmation from at least three different sources: people, books, videos or audios, etcetera before fully integrating things into my understanding.
After many years of inquiring into The Big Stuff, whichever way I look I run into paradox. I am comfortable with the idea that paradox is normal, at least from my current perspective and understanding, but what do you think?
asked 27 Nov '09, 09:10
Some of these I don't consider paradoxes for example where are we in infinity? We are here now at the center always. If time and space continue on forever then we are at the center. In the consideration of forever any inquiring being anywhere in the universe is at the center.
Now all time is now and we live in determinism, that is a big paradox that I have been trying to resolve, trying hard to figure out how the two fit together. Unless NOW is the only time and past and future do not exist ohhhhhhhh wow I think I just solved it!!!!! That does make sense as so many times for healing over past wounds I had to convince myself the past is gone it doesn't exist, but as well for determinism to work the future is blank it equally does not exist. Now all time is NOW fits exactly with the Law of Determinism! Wow that is so cool, I am sorry I am not bragging I was just enlightened writing this.
Okay now on to look at some more of your paradoxes
Eternity has no beginning or ending, that is a concept so it can't like space it is just there it always was always will be. Now if used as a time frame like I am going to launch this rocket on a straight path up out of the Milky-way into blank space, it would supposedly travel forever if it never ran into any debris which that is very possible considering how vast space is compared to matter in space.
The universe is infinite but what is outside of it, outside of infinity, infinity is forever so where is there room beyond forever? Now if as science likes to say the universe is on a curve and that is why it is forever then we can ponder what is beyond the curve?
I think paradoxes can be resolved but it does take a lot of pondering and a will to look at things in other ways than we are perhaps used to, including new interpretations of things you thought meant one thing but now can clearly see could mean something else entirely opposite.
Paradoxes are great meditation tools though this was very revealing to me thanks! :-D
I am reminded of Arthur C Clarke's famous quote about technology here:
Is this not the same principle at work regarding paradoxes? i.e. what causes the paradox is our lack of understanding (or ability to perceive from this physical plane) rather than paradox itself being some kind of natural or universal concept.
For example, the concept of height would seem paradoxical to a two-dimensional being in Flatland. Height in that place would seem to give the ability (to a three-dimensional being) to effortlessly glide through parallel Flatland realities...if you assume those realities to be just piles of Flatland zero-height paper stacked upon each other.
And so you would have the paradoxical ability (for a 3D being) to exist in multiple realities at once...or, at least, it would seem paradoxical to a 2D being.
I believe that at some level of consciousness, the paradox ceases to be a paradox because we clearly understand the broader principle that gave rise to it.
Infinety and Eternity is all apart of time. Is the only way God had of explaining to us by using our time frame so in our time frame eternity and infinity is both used in our time frame so that we would understand it was an very, very long time or an extremely large number but when we loose our physical bodies and we just have our spiritual bodies and their will be an New Earth, New Heaven, and New Jerusalem there will be no moon, stars, or sun and God and Jesus will be the light than there will be no more time for the moon, sun, and the stars correspond to make time exist; for the old earth was destroyed.
Hubble shows there are plenty other universes outside of our own. Now, personally I believe we are to not worry about the other universe we were put here on this earth an this is where our exporing is suppose to be. For God made the earth for us to inhabit and live on not any where else.
Paradox: Something absurd or contradictory: a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or contradictory, but in fact is or may be true.
answered 29 Nov '09, 00:10
I think the Universe has not paradoxes, but simply IS, lives by own rules (laws) and evoluates. The paradoxes exist only in the human mind.
The paradoxes had their "life story". They born from the insatiable human need of knowing, for a time rack one's brains, gain solution and dead, but other paradoxes are borning continually on the fascinante adventure of human mind.
answered 16 Jun '10, 20:27
Being an illusion does not exclude its existence. Though it may not be able for us yet to take it all in; do we commit ourselves to explore? paradox as well as analogy exists, on which do we focus
answered 16 Jun '10, 23:26
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