Apologies for the delay divegeester, I have been rather busy in the Christmas build-up and wanted to take some time over this.
Ok so divegeester posted this thread a few weeks back....
Convince me I should follow your view or philosophy.
A recent exchange with robbie carrobie provoked me to thinking about openness to new ideas and how, no matter how "informed" or
educated a person may claim to be, if they are closed to even the slightest piece of new information or revelation then they/you/me/us
are trapped in our own, or worse, someone else's paradigm.
I want to be open.
Which I think is an admirable attitude and stance to take.
The main reason I come to places like this is to hear ideas/arguments I disagree with to constantly test my own ideas and arguments.
Now the "Convince me" thread has become a bit crowded and with divegeester's permission I am creating a new thread in which I will
do as he asked in his OP and present my world view and the reasons I hold it, and answer any questions/criticisms divegeester has about it.
While it would be nice if divegeester agreed with me and adopted my view point, My goal is not that, but I hope to present my world-view
such that divegeester (and others) can understand and possibly respect it, even if they don't agree with it.
And for me this also represents another test of my world view, in seeing if divegeester (or anyone else) can knock any holes in it.
As this is starting out as a discussion between me and divegeester I will only be responding to divegeester's posts until the conversation
has run it's course. If anyone posts a response that I feel warrants/needs a response then i will try to deal with that when the conversation
is over or in a different thread to stop this one getting too cluttered/off track.
Ok so on to the actual meat of this thread (which I'll put in a short series of separate posts so that you can respond to any bits you disagree
with separately and without all this gumf tacked on.)
I am simplifying aspects of it for brevity... So anything I haven't explicitly explained/supported that is probably why.
And much/most of it will hopefully be stuff you agree with and accept in which case I don't need to justify/explain it.
If there is anything you do object to then post a response saying why and I will go over that bit in more detail/present the justification for it.
Also the real basis of my worldview is fundamentally mathematical.
The maths contains and provides the proof of it.
However I am not going over the maths here because that way leads to madness... and repetitive strain injury from the need to type in a
maths textbook into a web forum which doesn't allow math symbols.